Resolution to Increase Members of the Working Group on Older Persons and People With Disabilities in Africa - ACHPR/Res.170(XLVIII)10


The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, meeting at its 48th Ordinary Session in Banjul, The Gambia, from 10 to 24 November, 2010:

Underscoring its mandate to promote human and peoples’ rights and ensure their protection in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Recalling the Resolution ACHPR/Res.106 (XXXXI) 07 of 30 May 2007 on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa, adopted at its 41st Ordinary Session held from 16-30 May 2007, in Accra, Ghana;

Recalling the Resolution ACHPR/Res.118 (XXXXII) on the Appointment of a Focal Point on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa, that was adopted at its 42nd Ordinary Session held from 15 - 28 November 2007, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo;

Recalling further the Resolution ACHPR/Res.143(XXXXV)09 on the Transformation of the Focal Point on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa, into a Working Group on The Rights of Older Persons and People with Disabilities in Africa(the Working Group), adopted at its 45th Ordinary Session held from 13 to 27 May 2009;

Considering the mandate assigned to the Working Group;

Seeking the efficiency required for the Working Group to successfully accomplish the mandate assigned to it;

Recognizing that the success of the Working Group depends on significant support from its members, including their expertise to achieve its specific mandate;

Noting the insufficient number of the members of the Working Group;

Decides to take all the necessary steps to appoint three more members to be part of the Working Group. 


Done in Banjul, The Gambia, 24 November 2010.