• 10
      January

      General Meeting

      This month the NGO Committee has invited two presentations from our NGO Community to share their work and latest research: Alzheimer’s Disease International and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Speakers: Dr. Toni Antonucci, Secretary-General, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan Dr. Michael Splaine, Principal Splaine Consulting and member, Alzheimer’s Disease International. Q & A Following presentations Update on forthcoming Commission on Social Development Feb 11-21.
      location_on Bahai International Community 866 UN Plaza (Off 1st Ave @ 49th St) New York, NY access_time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 06
      December

      General Meeting

      SOCIAL PROTECTION AND OLDER PERSONS. Speakers: Ms. Winifred Doherty,  Main NGO Representative to the United Nations, The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd —Preparations for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 2019. Mr. Vinicius Pinheiro, International Labour Organisation, Head of NY Office — ILO Recommendation 202, 2012; human rights aspects and key issues that should be addressed by the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. Mr. Barry Herman, Social Justice in Global Development — Towards sustainable and assured public financing of social protection floors. Ms. Wendl Kornfeld, Gray Panthers and the Radical Age Movement — From global to local – Community as Family (CAF) model; what older persons can do when they do not have family members to support and care what happens to them.
      location_on Baha’i International Community, Suite 102, 866 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave and 47th), New York, NY access_time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 01
      November

      General Meeting

      Addressing Inequalities Experienced by LBGTQI Older Persons This program draws attention to the experiences of older LGBTQI people and underscores that the experience of a lifetime of stigma and discrimination sets up many barriers across the life course. This program will address that marginalized people need to be included in human rights protections by government, civil society and international organizations.
      location_on Baha’i International Community, Suite 102, 866 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave and 47th), New York, NY access_time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 04
      October

      2018 UN International Day of Older Persons Celebration

      “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS” The 28th Annual United Nations celebration of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on October 4th will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The anniversary campaign aims to promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration of Human Rights and what the Declaration means in the lives of older persons; engage broad audiences around the world and mobilize people for human rights; and reflect on the progress and challenges, and ways that each of us, as older persons, can stand up for human rights. The event is open to the public at no charge.
      location_on New York, NY access_time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 13
      September

      General Meeting

      Catch up on Summer events at the UN: Report on High Level Political Forum and Side Event Report on Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing and Side Events Hear about the coming International Day of Older Persons at the UN--4 October Join Discussion on Committee on Ageing Goals for 2018-2019 and learn how you can be involved.
      location_on New York, NY access_time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM