In July 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted a report to the Economic and Social Council considering the human rights situation of older people.
In conclusion, the report states that:
Current arrangements at the national and international level to protect the human rights of older persons are inadequate. Dedicated measures to strengthen the international protection regime for older persons are called for without further delay. Member States should explore various measures, including a new dedicated international instrument, a new special procedure mandate under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, and mainstreaming the human rights of older persons throughout existing mechanisms, policies and programmes.
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