• Thematic Study on the Realization of the Right to Health of Older Persons (+)

    This report from the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, considers the realization of the right to health of older persons. Noting the significant pace of the world’s ageing, the study urges a paradigm shift according to which society should move beyond a simple search for healthy ageing by its citizens and begin working towards active and dignified ageing, which is planned and supported just like any other stage of the individual’s life course. Active and dignified ageing for older persons requires reframing society’s concept of ageing to put more focus on the continued participation of older persons in social, economic, cultural and civic life, as well as their continuous contributions to society.

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