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A PLAY IN ONE ACT WRITTEN BY MARY KATHRYN NAGLE developed in the emerging writers group of the ￼ theater
Performed as a Parallel Event to the 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues
6:15 PM, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd, 2013
THE CHURCH CENTER for THE UNITED NATIONS
777 United Nations Plaza (FIRST Avenue and 44th Street, NYC)
CO-SPONSORED BY: INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL, THE PUBLIC THEATER, THE GRAY PANTHERS, AND THE EAGLE PROJECT
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Following is the input of Gray Panthers, an NGO accredited with ECOSOC status, regarding the upcoming Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.
OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING REGARDING HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENT FOR OLDER PERSONS
Gray Panthers, an intergenerational NGO whose mission is “to work for social and economic justice and peace for all people”, adds its voice through this statement for specific inputs to the open ended working group on ageing. The challenges faced by older persons globally have been well documented and should be addressed by a legally binding global human rights instrument which a) builds upon past efforts in a holistic fashion and b) has carefully crafted provisions for enforceability. Gray Panthers supports a comprehensive Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.
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Please join us in recognizing the wonderful work of these three honorees presented with our
Social Justice Awards:
- Senator Bernie Sanders: long time champion of human rights, sponsor of the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act
- Margaret Flowers, M.D.: advocate for single payer health care, congressional fellow with Physicians for National Health, organizer of National Occupy Wall Street, DC
- Fernando Torres-Gil, Ph.D.: leader on aging, Director of the Center for Policy Research on again at the School of Public Affairs, UCLA, and associate dean of academic affairs, professor of social welfare and public policy
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