Presentation on theme: "Cooperation between Governments and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Development of Regional Policies on the Rights of Older Persons."— Presentation transcript:
Cooperation between Governments and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Development of Regional Policies on the Rights of Older Persons Jorge Plano (Argentina) Coordinación de Organismos de la Sociedad Civil de América Latina y el Caribe sobre Envejecimiento y Vejez CORV Social Forum. Geneva, 1-3 de april 2014 Los derechos de las personas de edad
Civil society meetings and governments meetings SC: 2003, Santiago Declaration of Civil Society (11 countries) G: 2003, Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Aging, Santiago, Chile
Civil society meetings and governments meetings SC: 2007, Regional Forum on Ageing of Civil Society Organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean, Brasilia. "Brasilia Charter " (16 countries) G: 2007, Second Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing, Brasilia. "Brasilia Declaration"
Civil society meetings and governments meetings SC: 2009, Regional Meeting of Civil Society Organizations, Santiago de Chile, October. "Ageing with Rights: Principles and strategies of civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean on aging" (17 countries) G: 2009, III Follow-up meeting of the Declaration of Brasilia, Santiago, Chile, October
Civil society meetings and governments meetings SC: 2012 Regional Meeting of the Civil Society on Ageing Madrid +10: From plan to action, "Tres Ríos Declaration ", San José, Costa Rica (19 countries) G: 2012, Third Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean, San José, Costa Rica. "San José Charter"
Civil society meetings and governments meetings SC: 2013 Civil Society Meeting, San José. “Contributions from Civil Society for the Implementation and Follow Up of the Charter of San Jose” G: 2013: Follow-up to the San José Charter, San José
Participants in civil society meetings Older people's organizations Teaching and research academic institutions NGOs Professionals of ageing related fields
Structure of civil society declarations Current situation Proposals to governments Commitments made by the civil society
CELADE / ECLAC Significative participation of CELADE- Population Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as a driver and organizer of the regional government meetings on ageing.
Organization of American States (OAS) 2011: Creation of "Working Group on the Protection of human rights of older persons " Start to work on a draft Inter-American Convention OAS mechanisms for accrediting organizations of civil society are complex and slow. Civil society have sent written comments. The Working Group should generate comprensive and agile mechanisms for civil society participation.
Current Status of Human Rights Instruments on Ageing Scattered in multiple documents Lacks explicit specificity of rights Lacks of a set of rules that guide the actions
Advantages of a Convention Supersede the scattered standards Strengthen the monitoring and promotion of the rights of the older persons Promote a human rights approach in public policies
Participation of Civil Society It is essential the participation of civil society in the development of that International Convention. Especially of older people's organizations. It would be contradictory to develop a human rights instrument of a specific group without involving the group itself.
Example: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities It is a model to follow the development process of this Convention in which the participation of organizations of persons with disabilities was essential in determining the content.
United Nations " Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing "established by the General Assembly on 4 February 2011 It were four meetings where it have made proposals to start working on a Convention, but no decision still established. The mechanism for the participation of civil society is simple and comprehensive, it is easy for any organization to be accredited. Civil society can speak at meetings.
Human Rights Council 2013, during its 24th session, adopted resolution 24/20, by which decided to appoint an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights of older persons for a period of three years.
REFERENCES Díaz Dumenez, Lucio; Márquez Herrera, Marlene; Reyes Córdova, Alejandro. Los derechos de las personas mayores ¡Un llamado a la acción!. Centro de Capacitación y Desarrollo CEC, 2012 Huenchuan, Sandra. Perspectivas globales sobre la protección de los derechos humanos de las personas mayores, CEPAL, 2013
CONTACTS Coordinación de Organismos de la Sociedad Civil de América Latina y el Caribe sobre Envejecimiento y Vejez CORV Oficina Coordinación Regional: Calle Enrique Mac Iver N° 484, Oficina N° 77, Santiago de Chile, Teléfono: +(56-2) , Boletín ENVEJECER CON DERECHOS Teléfono: +(57-1) , Bogotá, Colombia Web: Jorge Plano (Argentina)