20th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Key Outcomes
  • Date:
  • 22-24 February 2021
  • Location:
  • Online/Republic of Korea

The 20th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights was a hybrid/online event on the topic “Human Rights of Older Persons”. Taking place on 22-24 February 2021, the Seminar aimed to contribute towards the promotion of human rights of older persons and provided a platform for discussion on how to further strengthen the autonomy, social protection and participation of older persons at the ASEM partner countries.

The Seminar was co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea, the ASEM Global Ageing Center and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

The 4 simultaneous Working Group discussions delved into the following topics:

  • Autonomy and Independence of Older Persons
  • Social Protection and Human Rights of Older Persons
  • Age Discrimination against Older Persons focusing on Labour Markets
  • Empowerment of Older Persons through Education and Training

The main outcomes of the discussions are gathered in Key Messages which was shared with all 53 ASEM Partners after the Seminar

Funded by the European Union