The Asia-Europe Foundation and its partners have published the findings and recommendations of the 20th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights – “Human Rights of Older Persons” (ASEMHRS20) held on 22-24 February 2021 in Seoul, Korea, and online.
The publication provides an overview of the fundamental concepts and some of the important current issues relating to the human rights of older persons at the international, regional, and national levels. It also makes a number of recommendations to ASEM member states and other stakeholders to improve the enjoyment by all older persons of their human rights without discrimination on the basis of older age. Furthermore, it details the outcomes of the working group discussions during the Seminar, which focused on the following 4 comprehensive thematic areas:
- Autonomy and Independence
- Social Protection and Human Rights of Older Persons
- Age Discrimination against Older Persons focusing on Labour Markets
- Empowerment of Older Persons through Education and Training
> Read the key message of the Seminar