High-level panel discussion on the Third Review and Appraisal of the MIPAA

The Commission for Social Development in its 56th session, held a high-level panel discussion on the third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) on 31 January 2018. The panel comprised of five panelists nominated by the United Nations Regional Commissions, and aimed to identify opportunities and challenges for further implementation of the MIPAA; explore how laws and policies aimed at enshrining and respecting the human rights of older persons can advance implementation of the MIPAA, including through the exchange of good practices and lessons learned; and explore how the Member States and the Commission can create synergies between the MIPAA and the SDGs to enhance the well‐being and the rights of older persons as well their role in advancing sustainable development for all.

The panel included: His Excellency Mr. Héctor Cárdenas, Social Action Minister of Paraguay; His Excellency Mr. Jose Antonio Viera da Silva, Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security of Portugal; Her Excellency Ms. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhary, Honorable Speaker of Parliament of Bangladesh; His Excellency Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations; and Ms. Abla Sibai, Professor at the American University of Beirut and Co-founder and President of the Center for Studies on Ageing in Lebanon. The panel was moderated by Ms. Sylvia Beales, Consultant on Global Ageing.

High-level panel discussion on the Third Review and Appraisal of the MIPAA