We need a convention on the rights of older people

We are committed to ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals create development and prosperity for people of all ages, including those in later life.
The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals’ proposal does reference ageing in key areas and we want to make sure this ambition is not dropped as Member States embark on final discussions in 2015.
We believe that a post-2015 framework that does not explicitly address the rights, needs and aspirations of older people cannot be considered legitimate, nor will it be effective at tackling poverty.