The LCO has been invited to be an observer at the UN’s Working Group on Ageing, thanks to the invitation of Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing, and a member of the LCO’s Project Advisory Group for our project on developing a framework for the law as it affects older adults, launched on July 11, 2012. The IFA is a member of the Working Group which is considering the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons, as well as how to fill any gaps and any new instruments. Lauren Bates, head of the LCO project, is off to New York the week of August 20th, to represent the LCO.