Trinidad and Tobago will host a two-day Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’.

The June 1-2 meeting will precede the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’ in Latin America and the Caribbean to be held in Asuncion, Paraguay from June 27-30.

The Chile-based Economic Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said it is facilitating the review and appraisal exercise within the region in keeping with the Economic and Social Council Resolution regarding the third regional review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002) in 2017 to be followed by a global review by the United Nations Commission for Social Development in early 2018.

ECLAC said the Caribbean preparatory meeting will be an opportunity to focus particularly on the progress made in the sub-region in the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action and the San Jose Charter on the Rights of Older Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The regional conference will also seek to identify key actions for expanding the protection of the human rights of older persons, specifically those that facilitate the implementation of the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons.

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