Working Group 4: Older Persons

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The Older Persons Working Group will discuss how the aging of the population is posing social and economic challenges to the society and how the use of international human rights instruments and standards have been supporting the role of governments in adapting to the health care needs of the growing elderly population.

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Background Paper: Older Persons

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Working Paper Abstract Expanding longevity can be described as the human race’s consistent goal throughout our time on Earth, with people through history trying to fight biology and fulfill our almost innate desire to live forever. Perhaps most famous were the ventures of new world explorers looking for the mythical fountain of youth. In many ways, we have made significant inroads. The twentieth century witnessed a worldwide increase in lifespan as a result of better nutrition, improved living conditions, and the advent of vaccinations. The...

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