Key International Documents on Ageing

Key Documents On Ageing Issues:

• Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA):

• Action Items selected from MIPAA

• United Nations Principles on Ageing, General Assembly resolution 46/91 of 16 December 1991:

• 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (

• High Level political Forum, which meets annually to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals:

• Stakeholder Group on Ageing, position papers:

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• Guidelines for a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, Follow-up Meeting of the Brasilia Declaration, "For the Rights of Older Persons" ECLAC Headquarters, 5 and 6 October, 2009

UN Resources

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Programme Unit on Ageing  (

United Nations Social Development Network (

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (
UN Population Fund – Ageing (

UN Department of Global Communications (
UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
World Health Organization – Ageing (

Organizational Resources

AARP – International

American Psychological Association – Office on Aging  
Association of Former International Civil Servants 
Global Action on Aging
Gray Panthers (
Global Alliance for Rights of Older People (
HelpAge International
International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics 
International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing
International Council for Caring Communities 
International Federation on Ageing
International Longevity Center
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Other Information:

Secretary-General Urges ‘Forcefully Rejecting’ Ageism, in Message for International Day of Older Persons, September 2016

Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund press release, May 2016
Older Persons Are Important... We All Count And We Must All Be Counted, February 2016
Presidential Proclamation -- National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015
Joint Statement -- Human Rights for All Post–2015, December 2013

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