International Year of Older Persons 2006


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


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.:


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


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


11:30 am - 12:45 pm


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


12:45 pm - 1:00 pm


Music by Mandolin Orchestra ( Glen Ridge , New Jersey )

Gabriel Nevola, Conductor



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