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27th Anniversary Celebration of International Day of Older Persons at the United Nations

“Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents and Participation of Older Persons”

NOTE TIME CHANGE | 5 OCTOBER 2017 | 3:00– 6:00 PM


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The 2017 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) will explore how technology, entrepreneurship and civic engagement can facilitate the contributions of older persons throughout the world.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "A Solution Waiting to Happen”
Marc Freedman (Founder & CEO, Encore.org)

Craig Mokhiber (Director of the New York City Office of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Deputy to the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights)

Frank Leyhausen (General Manager, MedCom International, Bonn, Germany) Elizabeth Isele (Founder & CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship)
Livingstone B. Byekwaso (Executive Director, SAWAKA, Tanzania)

SPECIAL REPORT: "World Population Ageing 2017”
Jorge Bravo ( Chief of Demographic Analysis, Population and Development, Population Division, UNDESA)

NOTE TIME CHANGE | 6 :15 – 8:00 PM | AARP, New York Office, 31st Flr, 750 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017
Online registration required (Register Here... / Closes September 29)

Webcast and Archive webtv.un.org

Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Focal Point on Ageing, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and others to be listed in the programme. 

Virginia Hazzard Fund: Nepal

With the support of the Virginia Hazzard Subcommittee an adult literacy program is advanced in Nepal,  http://aidtomaturity.com/amazing-elderly-women-mature-ngo-nepal/

This project is an example of how to do things. An example we can all learn from. Ageing Nepal showed a commendable humility when taking on this, to them, whole new task of teaching elderly people.

They listened to their participants; and quickly realised they had to adjust the curriculum and the time table, more agreeable to their student’s capabilities. Due to domestic duties teaching hours per day were reduced. Teaching methods had to focus on what was at immediate use for their eager students. 
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Open Ended Working Group on Ageing

Open-ended Working Group on Ageing - News

The next meeting of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing will take place in New York from 5-7 July 2017. There will be a one-day workshop on 3 July 2017 to prepare for NGO participation in the OEWGA. Register at http://garop_ngocoa-ny.eventbrite.com. View or download the flyer here… 

Access the UNDESA OEWGA website to read all about it: visit the UNDESA OEWGA Website.

Commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue

Program, Friday 16 June, 2017

On the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the first Independent Expert on Human Rights by Older Persons, Rosa Cornfield-Matte, released the following statement.

This year’s Commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: "Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue" will take place at UNHQ at 1:15 - 2:45 pm in Conference Room 12, on Friday 16 June. See flyer for registration instructions. To attend, RSVP: sbsomers5@gmail.com.


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