A-HRC-27-46_en.doc - A/HRC/27/46 United Nations General Assembly Distr General 24 July 2014 Original English Human Rights Council Twenty-seventh session

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United Nations A /HRC/27/46 General Assembly Distr.: General 24 July 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-seventh session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte Summary The present report, the first annual report to be submitted by a mandate holder, was prepared in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 24/20, in which the Council decided to establish the mandate of Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons. In the report, the Independent Expert describes the activities undertaken since taking office on 2 June 2014 and her views about the foundations and context of the mandate, as well as some preliminary considerations that will inform her work during the mandate. GE.14-09327 (E) 
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A/HRC/27/46 Contents Paragraphs Page I. Introduction .............................................................................................................. 1 3 II. Mandate-related activities ....................................................................................... 2–5 3 III. Foundations of the mandate .................................................................................... 6–33 4 A. Background ........................................................................................................ 6–7 4 B. Scope of the mandate .......................................................................................... 8–12 4 C. Legislative context .............................................................................................. 13–18 5 D. Global context .................................................................................................... 19–23 6 E. International standards and initiatives ................................................................ 24–33 6 IV. Preliminary considerations of the Independent Expert ........................................... 34–46 8 V. Conclusion ............................................................................................................... 47 10 2
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A/HRC/27/46 I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted by the first Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 24/20 of 27 September 2013. In the report, the Independent Expert describes the activities undertaken from 2 June to 28 July 2014, and provides her preliminary considerations concerning the foundation and context of the mandate, as well as some considerations that will inform her work during the mandate. II. Mandate-related activities 2. Since assuming her functions on 2 June 2014, the Independent Expert has engaged in consultations with a large number of experts and civil society organizations, exchanging views about priorities and strategies for fulfilling the mandate, including HelpAge and the Centro Latinoamericano de Políticas Económicas y Sociales of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile . 3 . On 2 and 3 June 2014, the Independent Expert addressed the International Association of Universities of the elderly in Toulouse, France. She furthermore accepted an invitation, on 10 July 2014, to share her views and expertise on pension reform in Chile with the Presidential Commission for the Study of Social Security Reform. 4. As part of the mandate, the Independent Expert was requested to work in close coordination, while avoiding unnecessary duplication, with the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. At the time of submission, the Independent Expert had confirmed her participation in the upcoming fifth session of the Working Group, scheduled for 30 July to 1 August 2014 in New York. The Working Group will, inter alia, discuss measures to
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