Workshop on the Rights of Older Persons held in Sydney, Australia

The Asia Pacific Forum on National Human Rights Institutions (APF), in cooperation with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) held an Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on the Rights of Older Persons from 13th to 15th May 2014 in Sydney, Australia. During the Workshop representatives from 17 APF member countries were brought together to initiate discussion on the key issues that will need to be addressed in the development of a new convention on the rights of older persons. During the Workshop the APF region has been able to come up with a common platform and, a task force consisting representatives of Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Qatar, inter alia volunteered to prepare a written text based on the agreed upon deliberations in cooperation with the APF secretariat to put forward to the new convention drafting body of the UN. The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission was represented by Commissioner Lahpai Zau Goone at that Workshop.