AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global Aging

Taking a different course for a world free of poverty

AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global AgingThe fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 29 January to 7 February 2018. The session will address the 2018 policy cycle’s priority theme “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. This year, the Commission will also convene a High-Level Panel discussion on the third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). The panel is scheduled to be held on the morning of Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The third global review of achievements and obstacles in the implementation of MIPAA offers a timely opportunity to raise the profile of ageing and engage members of the Commission and other key stakeholders, including civil society organizations and the private sector, in a discussion on how older persons could be better taken into account in development agendas efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development, in the context of leaving no one behind and ensuring lives of dignity for all.

This year, AARP and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organizing the 11th AARP/UN briefing luncheon on 30 January 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the luncheon, entitled “Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty”, will focus on poverty eradication, including through a lifecourse approach, against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

To register, please contact Ms. Erica Dhar, Director of Global Alliances, AARP International.

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