Growing Ageing Population - 60+ Years

60+years

*** If you were unable to attend UNIDOP, you can watch it on UN WEB TV  View photos here***

NEWSFLASH!! 

1. UPCOMING KEY EVENTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO US AT THE UNITED NATIONS INCLUDE:

(a)  Commission for Social Development:  6-15 February 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/csocd61.html

  • Of particular interest to us will be discussions on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2022 (https://undocs.org/E/CN.5/2023/6) which will take place in the morning of 8 February 2023.
  • The meetings of the Commission can be viewed on UN Web TV: https://media.un.org/en/webtv/
  • A list of the side events can be found here:  https://teamup.com/ksn9694grnj78ekp53
  • Side events of particular interest to us are:
    • 6 February 2023 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  The NGO Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Social Trauma and Intergenerational Programmes”.  Flyer with registration information is here.
    • 6 February 2023 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm.The Permanent Mission of Portugal and the European Union Delegation’s side event will discuss “Intergenerational dialogue and participation as a tool to create full and productive employment and decent work for all, overcome inequalities and achieve SDGs by 2030”.  Flyer with registration information is here.  Chair of NGO COA-NY, Cynthia Stuen, is an invited speaker.
    • 8 February 2023 from 11:30 am. – 12:45 pm EST.  The Baha’i International Community’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Reimagining the Future of Work To Meet the Needs of Humanity”.    Flyer with registration information is here.
    • 8 February 2023 from 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EST.  Permanent Mission of German and UNECE’s  side event will discuss “MIPAA at 20:  fit for the future?”  In person only, Conference Room 8.
    • 9 February 2023 from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm:  The International Federation on Ageing's side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY, UN/DESA, the Group of Friends of Older Persons and the United Nations regional commissions, will discuss “Prioritizing the Rights of Older Persons for Decent Work, Productive  Employment and Full Participation in Society”.  Flyer is here.  Conference Room 8 and live webcast https://media.un.org/en/webtv
    • 14 February 2023 from 9:45 am - 11:00 am EST.  The Waseda University’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Digital Innovation for Sliver Employment.”  Flyer with registration information is here.
  • The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 67th session will take the form of agreed conclusions, to be negotiated by all Member States..  Zero Draft of the CSW67 Agreed Conclusions
  • The International Federation on Ageing's side event, co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing-NY, UN/DESA, the Group of Friends of Older Persons and the United Nations regional commissions will be held on 9 February 2023 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. to discuss “Prioritizing the Rights of Older Persons for Decent Work, Productive  Employment and Full Participation in Society”.  Flyer with registration information will be distributed as soon as it becomes available.
  • The side event co-sponsored with the Baha’i International Community will be held on 8 February 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Reconceptualizing the Present and Future of Work to Meet the Needs of Humanity”.   Flyer with registration information will be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

(b)  Commission on the Status of Women: 6-17 March 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:  https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2023

  • Additional information is also provided by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women on the CSW Forum, parallel events, advocacy training, etc.  https://ngocsw.org/
  • The NGO Committee on Ageing is organizing a parallel event – more information will be forthcoming.

(c)  Statistical Commission, 28 February - 3 March 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:  https://unstats.un.org/UNSDWebsite/statcom/54.

(d). OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING (OEWGA), 13th session, 3-6 APRIL 2023 – information on this meeting can be found here:  https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/thirteenthsession.shtml

  • This is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT meeting for us!   Please note the deadline of 20 February 2023 for substantive inputs to the discussions on: (a) right to health and access to health services and (b) social inclusion.  Contributions are also requested to the discussions on the normative content of the issues examined at the 12th session, namely, (a) economic security and (b) contribution of older persons to sustainable development.
  • NGO COA-NY will be collaborating with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older Persons (https://rightsofolderpeople.org/) on a number of events leading up to the OEWGA.  Watch this space for more information.

(e)  Commission on Population and Development, 10-14 April 2023 – information about this meeting can be found here:  https://www.un.org/development/desa/pd/events/CPD56

2.  JOIN THE Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (https://rightsofolderpeople.org/) to advocate for an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons!!! The Global Rally of the Age With Rights Campaign will take place from  27 February to 5 March 2023. Read about it here: https://rightsofolderpeople.org/global-rally-2023/. And the Global Rally Summit will be held on 1 March 2023 from 9-10:30 a.m. EST  NGOs can participate in the Rally, whether they are members of GAROP or not. We need to make a BIG NOISE at the national level so that our concerns reach the ears of Member States who will be attending the OEWGA in April 2023, when they discuss the rights of older persons.  They need to know that we are demanding an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons!

3. A full listing of current and past newsletters may be found here.

4.  Learn how to use your Twitter Account here !!

5. DON”T FORGETWhen given the opportunity to speak or to put comments in the chat or Q&A functions of Zoom meetings, please call attention to the concerns of older persons and the need to include them!  We should not leave a meeting without mentioning older persons!

6. 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. 
Full list of recent events of interest to our members may be found here.

RECOMMENDED EVENTS

February Side events

Side events of particular interest to us are:

  • 6 February 2023 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  The NGO Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Social Trauma and Intergenerational Programmes”.  Flyer with registration information is here.
  • 6 February 2023 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm.The Permanent Mission of Portugal and the European Union Delegation’s side event will discuss “Intergenerational dialogue and participation as a tool to create full and productive employment and decent work for all, overcome inequalities and achieve SDGs by 2030”.  Flyer with registration information is here.  Chair of NGO COA-NY, Cynthia Stuen, is an invited speaker.
  • 8 February 2023 from 11:30 am. – 12:45 pm EST.  The Baha’i International Community’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Reimagining the Future of Work To Meet the Needs of Humanity”.    Flyer with registration information is here.
  • 8 February 2023 from 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EST.  Permanent Mission of German and UNECE’s  side event will discuss “MIPAA at 20:  fit for the future?”  In person only, Conference Room 8.
  • 9 February 2023 from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm:  The International Federation on Ageing's side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY, UN/DESA, the Group of Friends of Older Persons and the United Nations regional commissions, will discuss “Prioritizing the Rights of Older Persons for Decent Work, Productive  Employment and Full Participation in Society”.  Flyer is here.  Conference Room 8 and live webcast https://media.un.org/en/webtv
  • 14 February 2023 from 9:45 am - 11:00 am EST.  The Waseda University’s side event, co-sponsored by the NGO COA-NY will discuss “Digital Innovation for Sliver Employment.”  Flyer with registration information is here.

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Report of the Secretary-General on Fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2022, (https://undocs.org/E/CN.5/2023/6)


Report of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session:  (https://undocs.org/A/AC.278/2022/2)


Joint letter from the three NGO Committees (New York, Geneva, Vienna) to UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and to UN Women, expressing concerns about lack of references to older women, here: Letter on gender snapshot


Reports on ageing issues prepared by various entities of the UN system can be found in the list of entities under “Resources/Key International Documents on Ageing”.


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Videos, reports and articles related to COVID-19 can be accessed here.

Useful websites (which also provide links to other useful information):  

https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/pages/home.aspx

https://rightsofolderpeople.org/covid-19-resources-relating-to-older-people/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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