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6th meeting, Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals - Tenth Session

2 Apr 2014 - Tenth Session of the General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (31 March-4 April 2014)

Helen Hamlin addresses the UN at the OEWG

Helen Hamlin addressed the United Nations (watch from 01.30.20)

May 1, 2014 General Meeting

“Ageing is an Intergenerational Journey”

• Date: THURSDAY, May 1, 2014
• Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM
• Place: United Nations, Church Center, 11Th Floor, Hardin Room
               777 UN Plaza (44th Street & 1st Ave.)

This program will explore the myths and misconceptions about ageing and the opportunities to discover intergenerational connectedness.  Join us and our younger guests for an interactive experience in understanding the challenges of intergenerational solidarity.

The program will be preceded by business portion of the meeting.

Introduction: Rosa Perla Resnick, Ph.D. Chair, Subcommittee on Intergenerational Relationships, NGO Committee on Ageing.
Speaker and Discussion Leader: Nancy Henkin, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director, Intergenerational Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Summary: Faye Feller, International Educator, Lecturer and Author, Indiana University.
Closing Remarks: Rosa Perla Resnick, Ph.D.

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Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People is a civil society movement born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People supports the creation of new international and regional human rights instruments as powerful tools for strengthening the rights of older people.

The Alliance is committed to building national-level capacity to work towards more effective human rights instruments for older people.

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The Shape of Population Change [United Nations publication (ST/ESA/SER.A/208)]

The Shape of Population Change [United Nations publication (ST/ESA/SER.A/208)]

Between now and 2050, the total number of persons 60 years and older worldwide will rise from about 600 million to almost 2 billion. Never before in human history have so many lived so long. To enhance a greater understanding of this “agequake” and how each of us can play a role, the NGO Committee on Ageing website offers a unique “one-stop” resource. Opinion-leaders and individuals will find the listing of documents and expert papers, gathered from the Committee’s specialized meetings and briefings, along with related United Nations documents and organizational web sites can help provide insights and background understanding of this demographic revolution and its global implication.

Civil Society Forum - Fifty-Second Session of the Commission for Social Development
Dr. Pat Brownell remarks delivered at the Civil Society Forum at the UN on 2/10/14. 

Here is the link to the Civil Society afternoon session; Dr. Brownell's presentation starts around 41 minutes into the video. 

The 23rd Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons: 

“The Future We Want – What Older Persons Are Saying”

Co-Chairs: Katherine Kline , Mary Covington

Details, documents and video of the International Day of Older Persons can be viewed here.

Past celebrations of the International Day of Older Persons can be reviewed here.


10 reasons why we need to act, click here

Existing human rights mechanisms have lacked a systematic and comprehensive approach to the specific circumstances of older men and women – Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General

On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly established an Open- ended Working Group on Ageing with a mandate to identify gaps in the protection of the rights of older people and ways in which these gaps can be addressed.

Here are ten reasons why the Working Group should recommend the strengthening of legally-binding standards on the rights of older people and the development of a new protection regime.

Endorsed by 76 Organizations

OHCHR Consultation Report 2013.pdf

Fourth Open Ended Working Group on Ageing

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