Human Rights of Older Persons (HROP)

Older person working in the field 

The Member States of the OAS, through four consecutive resolutions of the General Assembly between 2009 and 2012, have reaffirmed the need for an inter-American instrument on the rights of older persons. To this end, the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, through the Department of Social Inclusion, accompanies the Member States in the process, along with the civil society, with actions aimed at creating awareness and dissemination of the importance on the subject, the study and promotion of good public policies for the protection of human rights of older persons.



Workshop on the “Human Rights of Older Persons in the Americas” organized by American University with the support of the OAS, October 30


Formal negotiation of the Inter-American Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons started successfully

OAS Permanent Council

American States bolster the negotiation process towards an Inter-American Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons during the 42nd OAS General Assembly

Presidium of the Opening Ceremony of the 42 OAS General Assembly

Heads of State and Government of the Americas Reaffirm Commitment to Human Rights of Older Persons

Official photograph, Heads of State and the Secretary General of the OAS