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JANUARY 8, 2015 General Meeting

OLDER PERSONS IN CHALLENGING SITUATIONS

• Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
• Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
• Place: BAHA’I INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY UN OFFICE
               866 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, SUITE 120 (48TH ST. EAST OF 1ST AVE).

Please note the change of venue for this meeting.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The plight of refugees, the importance of disaster risk reduction, and the protection of civilians by UN peacekeeping forces during conflicts, are all issues of great concern at the United Nations. Our speakers, all UN experts, will discuss these issues with a consideration of concerns of older persons affected by these situations.

MODERATOR:
Jack Kupferman,
Gray Panthers’ Representative to the United Nations.
SPEAKERS:
Ms. Grainne O’Hara, Senior Policy Advisor, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Liaison Office, New York
Ms. Elina Palm, Liaison Officer, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Liaison Office, New York.
Ms. Donna Maxfield, Chief of Staff, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

For security purposes, if you plan to attend, please send your name to Janet Sigal: Janet2822@aol.com by Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

*The program will be preceded by a short business meeting.

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THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS

A summary of the IDOP celebration, held on October 9, 2014, can be viewed here.

2014 IDOP ECOSOC Chamber

The morning event can be viewed on UN web tv.

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

UN WEAAD - June 2014

Standing Against Elder Abuse' - Reaping Hope

This short film was screened at UN WEAAD on 26 June, 2014. Watch the film …

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE

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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AGEQUAKE

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.

Interactive meeting with Civil Society - High-level Stock-taking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report Click to Play (Helen speaks from 1:13:40 to 1:16:43)


10 Sep 2014 - In preparation for the negotiation phase of the Post-2015 Development Agenda during the 69th session, the President of the General Assembly is convening a High-level Stocktaking Event to reflect upon the various Post-2015 development-related processes  that have occurred during the current session of the General Assembly.

Further implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002

Report of the Secretary-General

Commission for Social Development Fifty-third session 4-12 February 2015 

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly: review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups.

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE

10 reasons why we need to act, click here

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.

Endorsed by 76 Organizations


 NGO COMMITTEE ON AGEING  C/O SANFORD  PO BOX 20058   NEW YORK, NY 10017