Expert Group Meeting on Care and Older Persons: Links to Decent Work, Migration and Gender (5-7 December 2017, UNHQ NY)
The UN focal point on ageing (UNDESA) is organizing an expert group meeting on “Care and Older Persons: Links to Decent Work, Migration and Gender” on 5-7 December at UNHQ in New York. The meeting will address the social dimensions of care for older persons, especially as regards links to decent work for care workers and the rights of care recipients, migration of care workers, and the gendered aspects of care work, as well as their implications for social policy. The conclusions and recommendations of the meeting will serve to position the Department to better support Member States in the context of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and of the General Assembly’s Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, which has selected “long-term and palliative care” as one of the two focus areas for its upcoming ninth session in 2018.
For information about the meeting, please visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/meetings-and-workshops-2/egm-care-and-older-persons.html.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Lisa Ainbinder at: email@example.com.
Brownbag event on Why We Should Care About Long-term Care (7 December 2017, UNWOMEN NY)
In the context of rapid population ageing, long-term care (LTC) for older people has become an urgent issue for gender equality and human rights everywhere, but policy responses have been slow – putting the well-being of both older people and their caregivers in jeopardy. Please join us in an interactive brownbag event on “Why We Should Care About Long-term Care,” organized by UNWOMEN and UNDESA on 7 December 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at 17-50 Conference Room, 17th floor, UNWOMEN, 220 E 42nd ST, New York.
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
High-Level Panel Discussion on the Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA)
(31 January 2018, UNHQ NY)
The 56th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) will hold a High-level Panel discussion on the third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in the morning of 31 January 2018. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity for members of the Commission for Social Development and other key stakeholders, including civil society organizations, to discuss the outcomes of the third review and appraisal cycle of MIPAA and to engage in a substantive dialogue on the achievements and the obstacles in the implementation of the Plan of Action.
For more information about the third review and appraisal of MIPAA, please visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/3rdreview-mipaa.html
For more information about CSocD56, please visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/csocd56.html
11th Annual AARP-UN Briefing Luncheon on Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty (30 January 2018, UNHQ NY)
AARP, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and 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 through the lens of a lifecourse approach, and will frame this challenge in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
This event is by invitation. Please contact Erica Dhar, Director of Global Alliances, AARP International at: email@example.com
Technical Seminar: Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data
The global pledge ‘to leave no one behind’ of the 2030 Agenda has given the world an unparalleled opportunity to promote inclusion of older people and ageing in the international and national development agenda. The policy priorities and challenges for the United Nations ‘Titchfield City Group on Ageing’, to be established formally by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2018, were identified during a three-day scoping workshop, at Winchester University, 22-24 August 2017. The seminar was hosted by the UK Office for National Statistics.
For workshop report, please visit https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Ageing-Group-Winchester-workshop-report-finalfinal.docx
For list of participants, presentations, tweet threads and national statistical blog on the workshop, please visit: https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/titchfield-city-group-ageing/
United Nations International Day of Older Persons
Missed the event? You can watch it on live webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUZCuUXRQpA&feature=youtu.be
For programme, please visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/10/UNIDOP2017-Programme.pdf
For photos, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/undesadspd/sets/72157686014398552/
For short promotional video on theme of the Day, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOyA8HHakaE
8th Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
Missed the session? You can watch it on demand at UN Web TV. Please visit: http://webtv.un.org/search?term=Working+Group+on+Ageing
For report of the session, including the Chair’s summary, please visit: http://undocs.org/A/AC.278/2017/2
For statements to the session (submitted to papersmart), please visit: https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/ga/open-ended-wg-on-ageing/eighth-session/statements/
Recent Reports and Publications
Report of the Secretary-General to the seventy-second session of the General Assembly (A/72/161)
The report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 71/164 on follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing. It focuses on how older persons should be better taken into account in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the 2017 theme of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development of eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The report provides an update on new initiatives to advance cooperation on ageing and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Conclusions and recommendations are also presented.
To access the report in all UN languages, please visit: http://undocs.org/A/72/161
World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights
To access the highlights, please visit: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WPA2017_Highlights.pdf
For Ms. Sara Hertog (UNDESA Pop Div) PowerPoint presentation on the highlights, please visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/05/WPA-2017-Launch-to-the-IDOP-5-October-2017.pdf
For interactive data profiles of ageing 2017, please visit: https://population.un.org/ProfilesOfAgeing2017/index.html
Report of the Secretary-General to the 56th Commission for Social Development
Third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002
The report is prepared in response to the request of the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 2015/5. It assesses the third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002 at the international level. The report gives an overview of the regional review and appraisal processes and describes overall trends based on an analysis of the outcome of regional reviews and appraisals and highlights continuing gaps in, and challenges to, the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action.