AGAC’s Special Edition on “COVID-19 and Korea’s Responses to Protect the Elderly” has been published.
As an international institution specializing in human rights of older persons, the AGAC has published an interview-based special edition on “COVID-19 and Korea’s Responses to Protect the Elderly” to increase awareness and push for the importance of human rights of older persons. Despite the conditions of economic and social turmoil as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASEM partners and the international society should exchange ideas on measures for promoting and protecting these rights during this unprecedented global crisis.
This special edition introduces actions taken in South Korea, which was selected as an exemplary country in terms of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, based on its accomplishments in establishing an advanced system for preventing epidemics, developing COVID-19 diagnosis kits, and applying new technologies. South Korea has also provided various economic and emotional support measures for older persons and given enormous effort into preventing them from being isolated since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Through this special edition, the AGAC aims to present practices of local governments, healthcare sectors, community senior welfare centers, and research institutes in Korea, which have actively protected human rights of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to share this with ASEM partners and the international community in order to seek solutions that can protect and enhance human rights of older persons in the post-COVID-19 era.
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