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. 


▶︎  If you are attending the Commission on the Status of Women, its side events and parallel events, you may wish to use some talking points concerning older women if you make interventions or participate in discussions.  See document here.

▶︎  REGISTER for the Preparatory Workshop on 14 April 2019, just before the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing convenes 15-18 April 2019.  The Workshop aims to support NGO and NHRI (National Human Rights Institutes) engagement in the OEWG process and to strengthen connections among NGOs and NHRIs.  Flyer and registration is attached here.

Meetings of Intergovernment Bodies in New York with implications for ageing issues

▶︎  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:  Commission on Population and Development, 52nd session

Review and appraisal of the Programme  of Action of the ICPD (ICPD+25) and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda.

▶︎  15-18 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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