Wednesday 23 June 2021

UN Expert To Assess Human Rights Situation of Costa Rica’s Elderly

Costa Rica Elderly Care Center  San Jose. Photo from abroaderview.org
Costa Rica Elderly Care Center San Jose. Photo from Abroaderview.org

Q24N – United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte is carrying out her first official visit to Costa Rica (from 9 to 18 May 2016) to assess the human rights situation of older persons in the country.

“Costa Rica has accorded population ageing a high priority over the last few years,” said the first Independent Expert tasked by the UN Human Rights Council with monitoring, reporting and advising on the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons in the world.

- Advertisement -

“However,” Ms. Kornfeld-Matte noted, “the Costa Rican society is experiencing a rapidly moving process of demographic transition, which brings with it questions related to the sustainability of the pension and health care systems.”

During her ten-day visit, the UN Independent Expert will identify both best practices and gaps in the implementation of existing laws, policies and programmes related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons.

“I am also interested to learn more about the challenges that Costa Rica faces and what measures are being put in place for older persons living in both urban and rural areas, to enjoy the full spectrum of their rights,” she added.

Ms. Kornfeld-Matte, is visiting the country at the invitation of the Government. She will travel to San José and will also visit Limón and Liberia, and other locations, where she will meet with Government representatives, non-governmental organizations, older persons themselves, and others working with older persons and related issues.

- Advertisement -

At the end of her visit, on Wednesday 18 May, the expert will share her preliminary findings with the media at a press conference to be held at 12:00 a.m. (tbc) at the United Nations House, Oficentro La Virgen 2, in Pavas.

The Independent Expert will present her findings and recommendations of her country visit in a report to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2016.

Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte (Chile) was appointed by Human Rights Council as the first Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons in May 2014. Ms. Kornfeld-Matte served as the National Director of the Chilean National Service of Ageing where she designed and implemented the National Policy of Ageing.

The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures’ experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.

UN Human Rights, Country Page –Costa Rica: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/LACRegion/Pages/CRIndex.aspx

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Today’s Covid News: Average daily deaths from Covid-19 begins to decline

QCOSTARICA - The week of June 13 to 19 registered a...

Flight paralysis from Canada hits Costa Rica’s tourism

QCOSTARICA - The paralysis of flights from Canada last January hit...

MOST READ

Since 2018 MECO has received contracts from the State for more than ¢139 billion

QCOSTARICA - Almost ¢140 billion colones (US$227 million dollars) is the amount the MECO construction company was able to snare for public works contracts...

Tico tried to enter via San Jose airport with ¢93 million in cash

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican tried to enter the country through the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose Airport - with US$153,244 (the equivalent...

How to Continue Learning German If You Live in Berlin

Berlin is the place to be: the best parks, cinemas, concerts, and cultural life attract many students every year. COVID-19 has changed the situation...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

Germany opens borders to Ticos from this Friday!

QCOSTARICA - Good news for Ticos with traveling fever! From Friday, June 25, Germany will allow entry of travelers from Costa Rica as long...

Flight paralysis from Canada hits Costa Rica’s tourism

QCOSTARICA - The paralysis of flights from Canada last January hit Costa Rica's tourism sector, as Canada was the second source market for tourists...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates that cannot circulate, in today's case plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 17: 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate

Today, Thursday, June 17, vehicles with plates ending 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.