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Ageing, Solidarity and Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time for Progress towards Equality

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This publication aims to contribute to the research, analysis and design of proposals for the social protection of older persons. It develops a new conceptual approach and uses various indicators for its assessment in the areas of social security, health and social services. All human beings must be able to avail themselves of equal rights, without discrimination, and these rights must be enforced through serious, strategic and sustainable commitments which accommodate both present and long-term challenges. Only then will it be possible to develop an approach which includes each and every citizen and contributes to their well-being and security, so that they can make full use of their capacities, regardless of their age or economic activity.

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The rights of older persons: Gaps and real equality

Over the past decade, the international community’s concern over the status of older persons has gradually been reflected in targeted international policies that approach the matter as a human rights issue. These policies have been promoted by international and regional organizations in order to guide their own activities, and by State agencies and other stakeholders within their respective realms of action.

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