International Year of Older Persons 2006
     

PROGRAMME

The 16th Annual Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons


Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons:
Advancing United Nations Global Strategies

Thursday, 5 0ctober 2006

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presented by:

The UN/NGO Committee on Ageing

in collaboration with

The UN Department of Public Information
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The World Health Organization

and

The UN Population Fund



Programme Outline

October 5, 2006

Conference Room 2

 

9:00 am - Registration

9:45 am - Inner Age: A Portrait Project: A slide presentation created by Annie Levy

10:00 am - 11:30 am.:

PLENARY

Opening Remarks by Juan Carlos Brandt , Chief, Department of Public Information, NGO Section, UN


Greeting Message from Kofi Annan , Secretary General, UN


Greeting Message from Florence Denmark , Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing, UN NY

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Moderator: Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief, Department of Public Information,
NGO Section, UN

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Executive Director, Under-Secretary-General, UN

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Alexandre Sidorenko, Ph.D. , UN FocaL Point on Ageing, Department of Economics and Social Affairs, UN

Astrid Stuckelberger, Ph.D ., Gerontologist, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva , Switzerland

Gilda A. Glasinovich, M.D. , UN Representative, Technical Adviser, Gender and Immigrant Populations, Economic and Social Council, New York

Hassan Hammoud , Ph.D. , Professor, Education and Sciences Division, Lebanese American University , Beirut , Lebanon

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D. , Director, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rajul Mehta, Founder-Director, Project OutrEACH, Bombay , India and New York , New York

 

Question and Answer Period

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12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE

Music by Mandolin Orchestra ( Glen Ridge , New Jersey )

Gabriel Nevola, Conductor


 

 

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