170: Resolution to Increase Members of the Working Group on Older Persons and People With Disabilities in Africa

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.