Older people around the world continue to experience discrimination and violation of their rights.  IAHSA has joined with other global ageing groups to issue a statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development on the need to explore new mechanisms to better protect the rights of the elderly.

IAHSA has been awarded NGO Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, giving us the opportunity to directly provide feedback on ageing discussions before the Commission for Social Development.   The CSD will meet in Feburary 2010 at which time they will take our statement under consideration.