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NEWS: Invitation to the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014, 10h00-14h00, Room XII, United Nations Geneva
             For programme in detail - please consult the website https://sites.google.com/site/ageingcommitteegeneva/


NEWS:  Sylvia Perel-Levin, new chair NGO Committee on Ageing Geneva


Dear colleagues,

Sylvia Perel-Levin, UN NGO representative of ILC to the UN in Geneva has been elected new chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing
after having led 3 terms as elected chair from 2005 to 2014.

A new website for the NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva has been set up : https://sites.google.com/site/ageingcommitteegeneva/

This website will stay "open access" on google web service  for anyone interested to dowload for free past documents  posted up to 2014.

We wish the best to Sylvia in leading NGOs on this crucial priority for the world!


Astrid

Dr Astrid Stuckelberger
Institute of Global Health University of Geneva
UN representative of
.  SPSSI (Society of Psychological Studies of Social Issues)
.  IAGG-ER (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region)
President, Geneva International Network on Ageing GINA //  https://sites.google.com/site/ginagenevaintlnetworkonageing/ 
astrid.stuckelberger@unige.ch



---------- Latest News up to May 2014--------------



1-3 April 2014        :  Social Forum at the United Nations in Geneva => final report 
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Poverty/SForum/Pages/SForumIndex.aspx

November 2014     : UNECE Working Group on Ageing, UN Geneva

1st October 2014   : International Day of Older Persons, United Nations Geneva, Room XII,  10am to 12h30

23-26 April 2015     : European Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Dublin (see http://www.iaggdublin2015.org   //  www.iagg-er.net)

2017                        : UN Review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing + 15 years (MIPAA+15)

2022                        : 3rd UN World Assembly on Ageing
 
 

 
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The Current Situation
 
Ageing is still not a priority of the United Nations!
No budget, no staff, no agency on ageing!
(read a) International Day of Older Persons Panel Report 2010 on this website +  the 2011 latest Bulletin of the AFICS, Association of the former intl civil servants of the UN)
 
 Despite the evidence of demographic and scientific data showing the growing issues and specific needs of older persons around the world, the older persons are still the 'invisible population' and the issue of ageing is not addresse at the UN. This situation persists since decades. Thus, everywhere in the world programmes and funds are allocated to targeted populations and the older persons remain discriminated and left out of the Millennium Development Goals and the International concern
 
The objective of this website is to share the concerns about the lack of policy and programmes, but also  the progress and the work accomplished by the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in Geneva since more than a decade.
 
The NGO  committees on Ageing in Geneva collaborates closely with the NGO committees on ageing in New York and Vienna
The members constituting the committee are accredited to the United Nations and  have consultative status with ECOSOC.
 
The Committees aim at working at the governmental and non-governmental level in order to lobby for ageing issues, to raise awareness, mainstream aging and age-specific policies in all the work and agenda of the United Nations and NGO.
 
Specific priorities have been developed by each committee, depending partly on the United Nations agencies priorities in the area.
 
Dr Astrid Stuckelberger
 
Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing
United Nations Geneva