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!!

KEY MESSAGES prepared for the High Level Political Forum, 9-18 July 2018.  Download a copy here.

Basic data on ageing; data gaps; challenges facing older persons; older persons and disability; end elder abuse; human rights.

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WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY was held on 14 June 2018.  Read statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Guatemala here.

Presentation by the Eldercaring Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination and information on the work of the Association for Conflict Resolution Task Force on Eldercaring Coordination can be found here.

ACR Eldercaring Coordination Inititiave Mission and Purpose
UN Eldercaring Coordination Presentation

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DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR THE OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING:  23-26 July 2018. https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/ninthsession.shtml

The Programme of Work is now available, with a list of speakers who will be panelists.

Analyses of the responses to “guiding questions” for the ninth session are also available.  The two issues that will be discussed at this ninth session will be:  independence and autonomy; and long-term care and palliative care.  The OEWGA will also discuss substantive inputs, in the form of normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older people to “Equality and non-discrimination” and “Violence, neglect and abuse”; the two focus areas of the previous 8th session of the Working Group. 

All members of the NGO Committee on Ageing are urged to attend.  The conference room should be full of people each day who support the rights of older persons!

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REGISTER FOR THE CIVIL SOCIETY WORKSHOP on Sunday, 22 July 2018:  PREPARING FOR THE 9TH SESSION OF THE OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING 

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons (GAROP), in partnership with the NGO Committees on Ageing-New York, Geneva and Vienna are hosting a workshop to support NGOs to prepare for the 9th session.  

See Flyer here to register.

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGEING – 14TH Global Conference on Ageing will take place in Toronto, Canada, from 8-10 August 2018.   The theme is “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing from Evidence to Action”.  Access IFA’s website to register: https://www.ifa2018.com/about-the-14th-global-conference/

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MEETINGS AT THE UN

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HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM: 9-18 July 2018, which meets to consider implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This year’s theme is:  Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.  For more information on the activities leading up to the HLPF visit the website:
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018

The NGO Committee on Ageing is a member of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) which has submitted its position paper on Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).  Here

Go to the SGA website to find out more about its work related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: https://www.stakeholdergrouponageing.org/home

KEY OUTCOMES of the Commission for Social Development, the the Statistical Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women - here

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