Fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) adopted by the Second World Assembly on Ageing, held in Madrid from 8 to 12 April 2002, requested a systematic review of its implementation as being essential for the Plan’s success in improving the quality of life of older persons.

The review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan of Action takes place every five years. The process involves a novel participatory “bottom-up” element engaging civil society and older persons themselves, and is designed to assist Member States in receiving feedback on the policies and programmes they have implemented. Member States are encouraged to utilize this process along with traditional reporting methodologies.

Following the review and appraisal at the national level, United Nations Regional Commissions coordinate consolidation of information at the regional level. Reviews and appraisal processes culminate with a global review at the Commission for Social Development. The first three reviews and appraisal processes were completed at the Commission’s forty-sixth session (2008), fifty-first session (2013) and the fifty-sixth session (2018).


Timeline

In keeping with the mandated timeline for the fourth five-year review and appraisal, the calendar is:


Modality

On 23 June 2020, the Economic and Social Council adopted resolution 2020/8 on “Modalities for the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002”.

The resolution noted that the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan of Action will take place in 2023, and recognized that, with the fourth review and appraisal exercise, the Second World Assembly on Ageing approaches its 20-year anniversary. It also noted the work of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing and its contribution to the implementation of and follow-up to the Madrid Plan of Action.

The modalities resolution endorses the timeline for carrying out the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. It invited Member States to identify actions they have taken since the third review and appraisal exercise, with the aim of presenting this information to the regional commissions during 2022, and invited each Member State to decide for itself the actions or activities it intends to review, utilizing a bottom-up participatory approach.

The resolution encouraged Member States to utilize more fully a bottom-up participatory approach by inviting civil society, including organizations of older persons, to participate in the fourth review and appraisal cycle at the national and regional levels by submitting their views on the implementation of the Plan of Action and on regional plans of action, and further encouraged Member States to consider providing adequate assistance for the participation of civil society in the review and appraisal.

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20 Years of MIPAA and UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy:

Experiences, Achievements and the Way Forward

International Federation on Ageing (IFA) hosted a virtual event in collaboration with the NGO Committee on Ageing Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection on 12 November 2020. The event aimed at reflecting on experiences and achievements as they relate to the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, with particular emphasis on the UNECE regional implementation strategy.

As the Second World Assembly on Ageing approaches its 20-year milestone, panelists discussed various opportunities to build synergies throughout the United Nations system to generate renewed momentum to advance the ageing agenda and ensure the health, well-being, social and economic inclusion and rights of older people everywhere.

MIPAA Event Photo

Programme: 20 Years MIPAA Programme

PowerPoint Presentations:
20 Years UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS): Experiences, Achievements and the Way Forward

“Austrian Initiative to Establish an UNECE Standing Working Group on Ageing”, by Erika Winkler, Ageing, Population and Volunteering Policies, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Austria

Statements:
Frances Zainoeddin Vice-Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing, New York

Video of the Event

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