CMRec_2011_5E.doc - Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on reducing the risk of vulnerability of elderly

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Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on reducing the risk of vulnerability of elderly migrants and improving their welfare ( Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 25 May 2011 at the 1114th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies ) The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15. b of the Statute of the Council of Europe, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress; Recalling the Revised European Social Charter (ETS No. 163), in particular its Article 19 (The right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance), Article 23 (The right of elderly persons to social protection) and Article 30 (The right to protection against poverty and social exclusion); Recalling Recommendation Rec(94)9 of 10 October 1994 of the Committee of Ministers to member states concerning elderly people and its guiding principles to be taken into account when taking measures concerning elderly people; Recalling the commitment to implement specific measures to ensure the integration of the most vulnerable migrants, in particular children and young people at risk of exclusion, isolated women, victims of violence, the elderly and those in poor health or with disabilities in the Final Declaration of the 8th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Migration (Kyiv, 4-5 September 2008); Recalling the provisions relevant to elderly people in the Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe 2006-2015; Recognising the contribution made by elderly migrants during their working lives to the economic, social and cultural development of both host and origin countries; Being aware of the increased risk of vulnerability faced by some elderly migrants, especially single women, in the member states; Wishing to reduce the risk of vulnerability of elderly migrants, protect their human rights and dignity and improve their welfare; Recommends that governments undertake a holistic assessment of the situation of elderly migrants in the member states and take appropriate action at national, regional and local levels to promote their welfare, including the prevention of abuse and the reduction of their vulnerability, social isolation and marginalisation; Recommends, furthermore, that such action draw upon the principles and guidelines set out in the appendix hereto. Concerning the communication of this recommendation and its follow-up Member states are encouraged to translate the present recommendation into their official language(s) so as to ensure that relevant actors fully understand its implications. Member states should, in any event, bring its
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