Growing Ageing Population - 60+ Years


*** If you were unable to attend UNIDOP, you can watch it on UN WEB TV  View photos here***


1.  Register for OEWG13 preparatory workshop organized by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP)
On Thursday 9th March GAROP will be holding a virtual workshop for NGOs and National Human Rights Institutions to prepare together ahead of the 13th Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing session (OEWG13). We are very grateful to the IFA for their support with hosting this workshop and to our partners, the NGO Committees on Ageing. 

En esta reunión habrá interpretación simultánea español-inglés
Spanish-English simultaneous interpretation will be available at this meeting. 

Click here to register!

The main objectives are to establish a common understanding of the current status of the OEWGA and HRC processes, discuss shared goals for the outcomes of OEWG13, and agree on preparation and collective action that NGOs and NHRIs can take from now up to and through the OEWG13 session (3-6 April 2023)

2. JOIN THE Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People ( to advocate for an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons!!! The Global Rally of the Age With Rights Campaign will take place from  27 February to 5 March 2023. Read about it here: And the Global Rally Summit will be held on 1 March 2023 from 9-10:30 a.m. EST  NGOs can participate in the Rally, whether they are members of GAROP or not. We need to make a BIG NOISE at the national level so that our concerns reach the ears of Member States who will be attending the OEWGA in April 2023, when they discuss the rights of older persons.  They need to know that we are demanding an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons!


(a)  Commission on the Status of Women: 6-17 March 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:

  • Additional information is also provided by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women on the CSW Forum, parallel events, advocacy training, etc.
  • The NGO Committee on Ageing has organized a virtual event "The Generations: More in Common Than Not (video recording) on 7 March from 10:00 am. to 11:30 a.m. EST.   Flyer for registration is here.
  • HelpAge International event, in person at the Church Center, 2nd floor, corner of First Avenue and 44th Street,  on 7 March from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  Flyer is here.  
  • International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), virtual event "Research on Violence Against Older Women Through a Feminist Lens", 9 March from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST.  Flyer and registration here.
  • International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), virtual event "Social Relations Across the Lifespan", 9 March from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST   Flyer and registration here.
  • Association for Women's Career Development in Hungary, 16 March from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT, at the Church Center for the United Nations, 8th floor, corner of First Avenue and 44th Street.  Flyer and registration here.
  • Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) and Soroptimist International, virtual event "Rally for Older Women to Age with Rights in our Rural Communities", 16 March from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.  Flyer and registration here.
  • The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 67th session will take the form of agreed conclusions, to be negotiated by all Member States..  Zero Draft of the CSW67 Agreed Conclusions

(b)  Statistical Commission, 28 February - 3 March 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:

(c)  OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING (OEWGA), 13th session, 3-6 APRIL 2023 – information on this meeting can be found here:

  • This is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT meeting for us!   Please note the deadline of 20 February 2023 for substantive inputs to the discussions on: (a) right to health and access to health services and (b) social inclusion.  Contributions are also requested to the discussions on the normative content of the issues examined at the 12th session, namely, (a) economic security and (b) contribution of older persons to sustainable development.
  • Participation at OEWGA (DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!):
    1. Participation of  “A” status National Human rights Institutions – deadline for application is 24 February
    2. Participation of NGOS with ECOSOC status and previously accredited NGOs to the OEWGA – deadline is 20 March
    3. IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHOW UP IN PERSON AT THE OEWGA MEETING – Member States need to see us as a big bloc !
    4. Online application for side events – deadline for submission is 24 February 2023 by 11:30 p.m. EST.
  • NGO COA-NY will be collaborating with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons ( on a number of events leading up to the OEWGA.  Watch this space for more information.

(d)  Commission on Population and Development, 10-14 April 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:

4. A full listing of current and past newsletters may be found here.

5.  Learn how to use your Twitter Account here !!

6. DON”T FORGETWhen given the opportunity to speak or to put comments in the chat or Q&A functions of Zoom meetings, please call attention to the concerns of older persons and the need to include them!  We should not leave a meeting without mentioning older persons! And the need to include them in all discussions!

7. Notifications of events organized throughout the year by the NGO Committee on Ageing will be sent out by email. Watch this space for updates on upcoming events. 
Full list of recent events of interest to our members may be found here.


See above for listing and details of Events.

recent docs2

Report of the OHCHR – Summary of the multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older persons (

Report of the Secretary-General on Fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2022, (

Reports of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons on:

Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session:  (

Joint letter from the three NGO Committees (New York, Geneva, Vienna) to UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and to UN Women, expressing concerns about lack of references to older women, here: Letter on gender snapshot

Reports on ageing issues prepared by various entities of the UN system can be found in the list of entities under “Resources/Key International Documents on Ageing”.

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Videos, reports and articles related to COVID-19 can be accessed here.

Useful websites (which also provide links to other useful information):


Learn more about the Committee’s mission here.  

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