Rosa Kornfeld-Matte 

Rosa Kornfeld-Matte was appointed by the Human Rights Council as the first United Nations 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.

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As the world ages, more must be done to protect the rights of older persons

By: Rosa Kornfeld-Matte 

The UN’s expert on the human rights of the elderly describes the key issues she is dealing with and how she hopes to build support to advance her important agenda.



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