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. 


▶︎  WEBINAR for developing normative content for a new UN Convention on the rights of older people – TUESDAY 15 JANUARY 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. New York time, organized by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP).

Be prepared for discussions at the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 15-18 April 2019 !!!!!!


Meetings of intergovernmental meetings in New York with implications for ageing issues 

▶︎  11-21 February:  Commission for Social Development, 57th session

Priority theme: Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.

Emerging issue:  Empowerment of people affected by natural and human-made disasters to reduce inequality: Addressing the differential impact on persons with disabilities, older persons and youth

Registration of NGOs, deadline 28 January 2019.
Submission of written statements:  1-22 October 2018.
Submission of oral statements:  7-24 January 2019
Application for side events: deadline 11 January 2019.

▶︎  5-8 March:  Statistical Commission, 50th session

Among reports to be discussed: demographic stats; health stats; human settlements stats; international migration stats; education stats; data and indicators for 2030 Agenda. 

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC wishing to attend should email: and for Information.

▶︎  11-22 March: Commission on the Status of Women, 63rd session

Priority theme:  Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. 

Review theme:  Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session).

Registration of NGOs, 9 October to 27 January 2019

Written statements:  Deadline 22 October 2019.
Oral statements:  Sign-up - 24 January to 18 February 2019. The link to the sign-up form will be posted on 24 January 2019.
Side events (within UN premises): applications closed.
Parallel events (outside of UN premises, organized by NGO Committee on Status of Women): applications closed.

▶︎  1-5 April:  Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), 10th session:

Two issues to be discussed in 2019: social protection and social security; and education, training, lifelong learning, capacity-building.   Also review of normative content:  autonomy and independence, and long-term and palliative care. 

Deadline for inputs into discussions:  1 February 2019

Check website for guiding questions and information for input to substantive discussions.

Information on participation of National Human Rights Institutes and NGOs will be available on 18 January 2019.
Side events application – information will be available on 11 February 2019.

▶︎  9-18 July :  High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

Review of implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 4 (education), 8 (employment), 10 (reduce inequality), 13 (climate change), 16 (inclusive societies) and 17 (follow-up and review, data, etc.).

Stakeholder Group on Ageing is responsible for its members’ participation.  (Website currently being updated).


Learn more about the Committee’s mission here.  

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