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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]


  Item 63:  


Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing

Date of consideration:  3-5 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/493  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]


A/60/151  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary General on the follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

A/60/377-E/2005/92   [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Identical letters dated 24 August 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council


At its fifty-fourth session, in 1999, the General Assembly entrusted the Commission for Social Development with the revision of the International Plan of Action on Ageing and the elaboration of a long-term strategy on ageing, based on new developments since 1982 (resolution 54/24). At its resumed fifty-fourth session, in May 2000, the Assembly decided to convene the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the First World Assembly on Ageing held at Vienna (resolution 54/262).

At its fifty-seventh session, in 2002, the General Assembly welcomed the report of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, held in Madrid from 8 to 12 April 2002, and endorsed the Political Declaration and the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (resolution 57/167).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly, inter alia, took note of the road map for the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002 (see A/58/160); and invited Member States and the organizations and bodies of the United Nations system to incorporate ageing, as appropriate, into actions to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration (resolution 58/134).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly called upon Governments and the agencies and organizations of the United Nations system, within their mandates, and encouraged the non-governmental community, to ensure that the challenges of population ageing and the concerns of older persons were adequately incorporated into their programmes and projects; invited them to take into account the needs and concerns of older persons in decision-making at all levels; stressed the need for additional capacity-building at the national level in order to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/150).



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