UN Network on Ageing Newsletter-Issue 44

Chair’s summary of third working session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons
The third session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing was held from 21-24 August 2012 at UN headquarters.

Second Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
For updates on the second review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan on the regional level, especially new documents that emanated from the UN-ECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing convened in Vienna, Austria, on September 19-20, 2012.

International Day of Older Persons 2012
The International Day of Older Persons will be observed on October 1, 2012. This year’s theme is “Longevity shapes the Future”.

Ageing in the 21st Century: Landmark report launches on 1 October
On 1 October 2012, UNFPA and HelpAge International will launch a landmark report, “Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and a Challenge”. Three years in the making, the report includes contributions from UN agencies, civil society and 1,300 older persons from 36 countries. It includes new data, success stories and robust recommendations to help countries unlock the potential, wisdom and energy of the rising numbers of people over age 60.