Active Aging- Aging with Dignity and the SDGs

No international convention exists so far that would offer protection of older people. However, different initiatives have been launched to bring to the public’s attention that older people often experience severe discrimination (Ageism) and appalling situation in elderly care institutions and even at home in the context of family. The following institutions are contributing to the international efforts to create policies and international agreements that could lead to an international convention for the protection of older persons.

Statements prepared by CSEND and presented during the 9th Open-Ended Working Group on Aging (OEWGA). held in New York on 23-27 July 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York City

The Department of Ageing and Life Course organises its work according to the 5 strategic priority areas identified in the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health 2016-202 such as commitment to action, age-friendly environments, health systems that meet the needs of older people, long-term-care systems and data and research. http://www.who.int/ageing/en/

The overall goals and objectives of the NGO Committee are to further the United Nations’ mission of building a society for all ages; to raise awareness of ageing and intergenerational issues and ensure that they are adequately addressed by the UN System; to advocate for a new convention on the rights of older persons; and to influence global policy and monitor the implementation of existing commitments; http://ageingcommitteegeneva.org/events/

 

Seminar on “Basics on Aging”, joint event by NGO Committee on Ageing, ILO and WHO

UNECE Working Group on Aging

The Working Group on Ageing is an intergovernmental body which was first convened in 2008. It is made up of national focal points on ageing representing the member States of the UNECE region, along with representatives from international organizations, NGOs and academia. https://www.unece.org/population/wga.html

 

10th meeting of the Working Group on Ageing, 23rd November 2017, Geneva

Official meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, 23-24 November 2017 in the presence of government delegates of the UNECE region as well as different Civil Society Organisations.

pdf Working Group metting on Ageing

 

MIPPA Meets SDG1 Responses to Old-Age Poverty in the Unece Region

The side event provided an overview of old-age poverty in UNECE member countries and its determinants. Inclusive policies reducing the risk of old-age poverty and promoting active ageing were shared by Austria, France and Norway and the important role of civil society in addressing old-age poverty in the region were illustrated.

pdf MIPAA Meeting

NIIA organized the first China (Sichuan) Senior Welfare and Wellness Industry Development Summit Programme, on 26-28 October 2017, Chengu- China.

Presentation by Raymond Saner titled “ Silver Tsunami or Silver Opportunities? Platforms for Engagement.

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