Notifications of events organized throughout the year by the NGO Committee on Ageing will be sent out by email. Watch this space for updates on upcoming events. 

NEWSFLASH!!


▶︎  SAVE THE DATE - 10 October 2019, celebration of International Day of Older Persons at the United Nations!

The topic this year is "The Journey to Age Equality”. Flyer here...  Please share with your networks.

▶︎  Observance of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the United Nations

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The event "Violence against Older Women:  Time for a global unveiling of the last taboo",  was held on 6 June 2019, with the following panelists:  

  • Rene Ruidiaz Perez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
  • Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar, Professor of Law at the College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • Ranjit Jayanti, Representative to the United Nations, Guild of Service, India
  • Marie Umeh, Representative to the United Nations, Widow Development Organisation, Nigeria
  • Serge Kapto, Policy Specialist, Data for Development, SDG Team, UNDP
  • Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief, Programme on Ageing Unit, UN/DESA
  • Denise Hauser, Human Rights Officer,  Focal Point on Older Persons, OHCHR

For details of the event, including the webcast, go to: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/2019-2.html


Meetings of Intergovernment Bodies in New York with implications for ageing issues

▶︎  15-18 April:  Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), 10th session:

Two issues to be discussed in 2019: social protection and social security; and education, training, lifelong learning, capacity-building.   Also review of normative content:  autonomy and independence, and long-term and palliative care. 

Check website for all updated information: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/tenthsession.shtml. Check the three key documents here (PDF):

Information on participation of National Human Rights Institutes and NGOs will be available on 18 January 2019.
Side events application – information will be available on 11 February 2019.

https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/tenthsession.shtml

▶︎  9-18 July :  High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

Review of implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 4 (education), 8 (employment), 10 (reduce inequality), 13 (climate change), 16 (inclusive societies) and 17 (follow-up and review, data, etc.).  

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019

Stakeholder Group on Ageing is responsible for its members’ participation.  

https://www.stakeholdergrouponageing.org/

SGA Position Paper submitted to the HLPF, here.   (PDF)


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