November 6, 2014 General Meeting
URBANIZATION AND AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES
• Date: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
• Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
• Place: United Nations, Church Center, 11Th Floor, Hardin Room
777 UN Plaza (44th Street & 1st Ave.)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
As urbanization increases, attention must be paid to the particular needs of a rapidly ageing population. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an Age-Friendly City as “an inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active ageing.” Special concerns must address issues relevant to older persons in designing and assessing Age Friendly Cities.
Moderator: Helen R. Hamlin, MSSW, International Federation on Ageing; Member of the New York City Age-Friendly Commission
Ms. Yamina Djacta: Director, UN-HABITAT New York Office
Ms. Suvi Huikuri: Technical Officer, WHO Office at the United Nations
Dr. Nelida Quintero: Architect and Environmental Psychologist
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE
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.