Officers and Members

2017 -2019

Chairperson: Janet Sigal, American Psychological Association

Vice-Chairperson: Cynthia StuenInternational Federation on Ageing

Treasurer: Katharine Weiss, International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing

Corresponding Secretary: Martha C. Bial, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Recording Secretary: Sandra Timmermann

Past Chair: James Collins, International Council on Social Welfare

Members-at-Large: Erica Dhar, AARP; Frances Zainoeddin, Gray Panthers; Rebecca Tsurumi;  Nelida Quintero ; Ranjit Jayanti.

UNIDOP Co-chairs: Sandra Timmermann, Rebecca Tsurumi

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The NGO Committee on Ageing is constituted as a Committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations, New York, in April 1979.

The purpose of the NGO Committee on Ageing is to encourage, facilitate, and support the United Nations’ actions related to ageing so as to fulfill its mission.

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