Contribution to the UN’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

In 2010, the United Nations established the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) to identify and politically respond to gaps and grievances in the human rights situation of older persons. The group brings together UN Member States, national human rights institutions, NGOs and UN agencies in an annual meeting. The 13th session, to be held at UN Headquarters in New York in April 2023, will focus on the two areas “Right to Health and Access to Health Services” and “Social Inclusion”, for which all members of the OEWGA were asked beforehand to provide their input and respond to specific questions on the focus areas. The input for the first area for Slovenia was provided by the Slovenian SHARE country team and was based on SHARE data. It highlighted how SHARE can help to access information on older people’s access to health care and services, thus providing a scientific basis for responding to inequalities in older people’s right to health.