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o Chairperson Lee Sung-Ho of National Human Rights Commission of Korea attended the Annual General Meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions(GANHRI) held for three days starting from 21 in Geneva, Switzerland.
o At the meeting, Chairperson Lee, in his capacity as Chair of the GANHRI Working Group on Ageing, chaired the working group meeting where the 2018 plan for activities were discussed, and made presentation at the GANHRI Bureau and General Assembly regarding main activities of the working group including adoption of the Strategic Plan of the working group and activities for a new international instrument on human rights of older persons.
o As the term of Chair and Vice-Chair of the working group ends June 13 this year, the working group elected new Chair and Vice-Chair. National Human Rights Commission of Korea was re-elected as Chair and its term will be until June 2020.
o Re-appointment of NHRCK as Chair of the working group is the result of its leadership for promotion of human rights of older persons and contribution in garnering official participation right of NHRIs in the UN OEWGA.
o Meanwhile, member of the working group expressed their expectation on the ASEM Global Ageing Center which will open in June in Seoul, and agreed to discuss operation and role of the center to help soft landing of the center.