UN Network on Ageing Newsletter-Issue 40

Commission for Social Development
The 50th session of the Commission for Social Development was convened from 1 to 10 February 2012 in New York. For statements, summaries of debate and other information, please click here.
Open-ended Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons
The third working session of the OEWG will take place from 21 to 24 August 2012 in New York. For regular updates, please click here.
Second Review and Appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
For new developments regarding the second review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan, which is scheduled for 2012-2013, check here.
International Forum on the Rights of Older Persons
The Government of Mexico City, through the Institute for the Care of Older Persons, and the Population Division in ECLAC (CELADE) are organizing an International Forum on the Rights of Older Persons in Mexico City, from 26 to 28 March 2012. The forum will be used to analyse issues related to the human rights of older persons with the aim to contribute to the work of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing and to the Working Group on the Rights of Older Persons of the Organization of American States.
International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
IFA will hold its 11th Global Conference on Ageing in Prague, Czech Republic from 28 May to 1 June 2012. A special web-site for this conference has been designed: http://www.ifa2012.com/
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)
IAGG will arrange its first Africa Region Conference from 17 to 20 October 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more detailed information, please click here