The goal of the Committee is to further the UN’s mission of building a society for all ages. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s older persons. In 2014, there were 868 million people aged 60 and over – 12 per cent of the global population. This figure will reach 1.375 billion by 2030, increasing to about 16 per cent. Two thirds of older persons currently live in developing countries; this will increase to three quarters by 2030.
Ageing was first addressed by the UN in 1948. The first major speech on older persons was made in the General Assembly in 1969. A resolution was adopted in 1971 requesting the Secretary General to investigate ageing in the world and the Ageing Unit was established. Reports suggested that between 1970 and 2000, the developed world would see a 50% increase in the number of older citizens. For less developed countries, the increase was projected at 150%. These findings gave rise to the birth of the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York. The Committee calls for the integration of all persons of all ages in the post-2015 agenda.
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Presidential Proclamation -- National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015
Domestic violence impacts women, men, and children of every age, background, and belief. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner. Victims are deprived of their autonomy, liberty, and security, and face tremendous threats to their health and safety. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we reaffirm our dedication to forging an America where no one suffers the hurt and hardship that domestic violence causes -- and we recommit to doing everything in our power to uphold the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse.
Join us in celebrating the 25th International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). Registration is now open. Register through Eventbrite.
Thursday, 15 October 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters (Visitors’ entrance, First Avenue and 46th Street)
“Sustainability and Age-Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment” Download Flyer here.
Event will be followed by a fund-raising luncheon ($75) at CIBO Restaurant, Second Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets, 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Program - “Changing the view of older persons”
CLICK HERE - REGISTRATION REQUIRED ON LINE for either or both events by 9 OCTOBER
In partnership with United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations (Group of Friends of Older Persons and other co-sponsors will be listed in final program), and with generous support from AARP, Global Coalition on Aging, Pfizer Corporation and Skanska
Registration is now open. Register through Eventbrite.