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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.

NEWSFLASH !!

  • JOIN US – Monthly program meeting, Thursday, 5 April: NYC Mayor’s Office of International Affairs: Global Vision/Urban Action. 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the UN Church Center, 44th and First Avenue, Hardin Room, 11th floor.
  • Advancing the Policy Debate on End of Life Care, 13 April – 2:45 -5 p.m. Conference Room 2.  Download Flyer here...
  • STATISTICAL COMMISSION, 6-9 March 2018 -  BIG NEWS !

    The Statistical Commission, at its 49th session held 6-9 March 2018, has approved the establishment of the Titchfield Group (UK) on ageing-related statistics and age-disaggregated data.  It is the 10th of such “City Groups” currently addressing specific thematic challenges in the development and implementation of statistical methodologies.  

    The overall objective of the Titchfield Group is to develop standardized tools and methods for producing both data disaggregated by age and ageing-related data, and to encourage countries to do so, by playing a leading role in the development and communication of new standards and methodologies.  Existing issues and deficits in data on ageing will be addressed.  See report here: http://undocs.org/E/CN.3/2018/19
  • COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, 12-23 March

    Two stand-alone paragraphs in the Agreed Conclusions on older women:
     one (para. 40) recognizing the contributions of older rural women, including widowed women, to households and communities; and the other (para. 46 (bbb)) urging action to promote and protect the rights of older women in rural areas by ensuring their equal access to social, legal, and financial services, infrastructure, health care, social protection, and economic resources and their full and equal participation in decision-making. See final advanced unedited version here.
  • COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 29 January – 7 February

    The third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002 resulted in a resolution calling for action in a number of areas, including the use of MIPAA as a tool for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Watch this space for the report of the CSOCD when it becomes available. 
  • Report on the 2017 International Day of Older Persons is now available, here.

MEETINGS AT THE UN

2018 will be another year filled with United Nations meetings that will have implications for the concerns of older persons.  Members, particularly those with ECOSOC status, are encouraged to attend UN meetings not only to become more aware of global issues for application to their own areas of work, but also to promote the concerns of older persons at the United Nations by submitting oral or written statements, where appropriate.  Please pay attention to new registration requirements (INDICO)  - instructions are included in each of the websites listed below.

Please also pay particular attention to the ninth session of Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, which will be held from 23-26 July.  See below for details on how you can contribute to the discussions.

Commission on Population and Development (9-13 April)
Theme:  Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/commission/sessions/2018/index.shtml

Report on Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration refers to the role of international migration in population growth and ageing.  See here http://undocs.org/E/CN.9/2018/2.

Side event of particular interest, 12 April:  Ageing and Pensions, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Conference Room 8.

High-Level Political Forum (9-18 July) – follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018)

The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (https://www.stakeholdergrouponageing.org/) of which the NGO Committee on Ageing is a member, will be organizing the participation of its members in the HLPF.  

OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING (23-26 July)
https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/ninthsession.shtml
This is an extremely important meeting for the NGO Committee on Ageing, at which the elaboration of a convention to protect the rights of older persons will be considered.  The two issues that will be discussed at the ninth session in July will be:  independence and autonomy; and long-term care and palliative care.

Member States and NGOs are also being asked to provide substantive inputs, in the form of normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older people to “Equality and non-discrimination” and “Violence , neglect and abuse”, the two focus areas of the previous 8th session of the Working Group. Inputs should be in English and of no more than 800 words per focus area.

GO TO WEBSITE TO SEE GUIDING QUESTIONS  FOR RESPONDING TO THOSE ISSUES.
DEADLINE IS 9 April 2018 !!!!!!! 
All members of the NGO Committee on Ageing
are urged to attend the OEWGA.  The conference room should be full of people each day who support the rights of older persons!

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