International Activities

International Activities

  • COTA is a member of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and Help Age International (HAI) – Sue Hendy, CEO COTA Victoria is one of the COTA International Ambassadors and is on the Board of IFA.
  • COTA is an active participant in discussions around the development of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons
  • In February 2014 COTA Australia became a founding member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People Australia (GAROPA). The main purpose of the Alliance is to strengthen the rights of older people through the development of a United Nations Convention on the rights of older persons (CROP).
  • In October 2014 we were part of a consortium of 11 organisation that was successful in bringing an International Longevity Centre to Australia (ILC-A). The aim of the ILC-A is to foster long-term, independent policy analysis, research, advocacy and knowledge translation activities to support communities as the population lives longer. The ILC-A will concentrate its efforts on the social effects of longevity. Visit the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance website to find out what's happening in other countries.

The United Nations (UN) established an open ended working group on the rights of older people which met in April and August this year.  The working group considers the existing human rights framework for older people, gaps and the feasibility of further instruments and measures. 

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