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Event on the ocassion of the International Human Rights Day “The contribution of Intergenerational Relationships to the Enjoyment of the Human Rights of Older Persons”

Intervention by the Permanent Representative of the Argentine Republic, Amb. Martín García Moritán

December 11

Excellences, dear colleagues, distinguished guests, good afternoon, and welcome to this special event in observance of the International Day of Human Rights, with a special focus on the topic of Intergenerational Relationships and its impact on the promotion, protection, respect, and full enjoyment of all human rights.

The Government of Argentina is honored to have partnered with the Sub-Committee on Intergenerational Relationships of the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York in organizing this event, and we are pleased and deeply grateful for being able to count with the co-sponsorship of the Office of the United Nations´ High Commissioner for Human Rights; the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations; the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York; Generations United; the Conference of NGOs; the NGO Committee on Migration; the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse; the Armenian International Women´s Association; and the Group of Friends of Older Persons at the United Nations in New York, comprised by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Slovenia, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay to the United Nations.

The co-organizers will like to thank all co-sponsors for their support and their generous contributions for the preparations of this event, and specially to acknowledge the financial contributions of Generations United, through the fund raising efforts of Mr. Kevin Brabazon.

Today´s event will focus on how intergenerational relationships can contribute to the promotion, protection and full enjoyment of the human rights of all, particularly children, youth and older persons, by displaying a broad set of examples in which intergenerational partnerships and solidarity contribute to achieving the promotion and enjoyment of human rights, social inclusion, social integration, social cohesion, and the attainment of sustainable development.

We are delighted to count with a panel of experts, moderated by Ms. Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, that will include presentations on several areas in which intergenerational relationships catalyze the enjoyment of the human rights of persons of all generations, such as early childhood development; domestic care; living arrangements; migration; remittances; social security, social protection schemes, and social integration; and political, economic and social participation.

Allow me also to remind you that today´s event will be conducted in English, and also will be broadcasted live through the UN WEB TV channel, accessible through

Last, but certainly not least, allow me to thank you all for joining us today and for your active participation and excellent interventions, and to once again express our gratitude to all co-sponsors for supporting the event. On behalf of the Mission of Argentina and the Sub-Committee on Intergenerational Relationships.

Thank you all very much.



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