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2 November 2017:  NGO Committee on Ageing Monthly Program – Strategic goals for 2017-2018 and how can we be more effective?
Time:  1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Location:  UN Church Center, 44th Street and First Avenue,  New York  – Boss Room, 8th floor.

Intergovernmental  meetings in 2018

  • Commission for Social Development (31 January-9 February)
  • Commission on the Status of Women (12-23 March)
  • Commission for Population and Development (9-13 April)
  • Statistical Commission (6-9 March)
  • High-level Political Forum (9-18 July)
  • Open-ended Working Group on Ageing –  dates not yet available.


International Day of Older Persons

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”

The 2017 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) was held on 5 October 2017.  The event explored how technology, entrepreneurship and civic engagement can facilitate the contributions of older persons throughout the world.

To view the event, go to:   http://bit.ly/WebtvUNIDOP2017
Special video prepared by DESA/Focal Point on Ageing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOyA8HHakaE

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

Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United

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”
Sara Hertog, Population Affairs Officer, UNDESA Population Division

Organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Focal Point on Ageing and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and others listed in the programme. The report on the IDOP celebration will be issued at a later date.

Photos Gallery.  
The UN photos gallery is at https://www.deutschphoto.com/view-photos/unidop-2017

Photos-Brett Deutsch, our photographerYou can download all the photos at http://www.deutschphoto.com/client-uploads/unidop.zip.  Click on the link and then choose to save the folder to your computer. 

Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

To find out all about the eighth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, held 5-7 July 2017, and earlier sessions, access the UNDESA OEWGA website to read all about it: visit the UNDESA OEWGA Website.

The ninth session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing will tentatively take place in New York in May 2018.

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 the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons, Rosa Kornfield-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" took place at UNHQ at 1:15 - 2:45 pm in Conference Room 12, on Friday 16 June. Refer to Elder Abuse Sub-Committee for summary.


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