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Global Perspectives on Implementing Sustainable Development: making the SDGs work for women and girls.

Along with other NGOs and civil society organisations, Soroptimist International (SI) participated in the consultative processes that led to the creation of the 2030 Agenda, and through grassroots project work that empowers women, girls, and their communities, SI actively contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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New Report of the IE Rosita Kornfeld Matte released

Older people worldwide experience discrimination and the violation of their rights at family, community and institutional levels. principle to people of all ages, specific reference to older people is very rare.      

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Right to Pain Relief

5.5 billion people have no access to treatment, warn UN experts World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - Saturday 10 October 2015.

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25-30 Jan. 2016 – Presentation of the revised Global Strategy of WHO

Based on consultations, a revised Global strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health was drafted in November 2015, and will be presented to the 138th session of the WHO Executive Board, in January 2016, under Provisional Agenda Item 7.4 Multisectoral action for a life course approach to healthy ageing: draft global strategy and plan [...]

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2015 – Clima Change and Ageing (Help Age International)

The impact of climate change on an ageing global population is creating a nexus of vulnerability which is set to increase over the coming decades. Scientific consensus has been reached that the earth’s climate is warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that climate change is already causing increases in global average [...]

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2014 Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics ILO

Social protection policies play a critical role in realizing the human right to social security for all, reducing poverty and inequality, and supporting inclusive growth – by boosting human capital and productivity,supporting domestic demand and facilitating structural transformation of national economies. This ILO flagship report: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of social [...]

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October 2015 – ILC Report to contemporize the landmark document ‘Active Ageing’ published by WHO

The International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-Brazil) is an independent think-tank based in Rio de Janeiro that was inaugurated in 2012. Its mission is to promulgate ideas and policy guidance to address population ageing that are based on international research and practice with a view to advance Active Ageing. The intention of this report is to [...]

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Secretary-General’s Message for 1 October 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, we recognize that older persons are an enormous asset to society and make a significant contribution to global development.

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The 6th OEWG Session, UN Headquaters, New York

The sixth Working Group Session was held from 14-16 July 2015 in New York, USA. A Report will be uploaded on this Website as soon as available. Read More

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DESA News – Global ageing and the data revolution

Population ageing has profound implications for many facets of human life. An ageing population will affect everything from economies, labor markets to health and social care. This prospect requires a better understanding of the implications and possibilities posed by population ageing as well as the situation of older persons themselves. While the older population is [...]

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Report of the Side Event ‘Falling between the Cracks’

The NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a side-event to mark WEAAD on 15 June 2015, first day of the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, at the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva at 12:00-14:00 in room XXV. The [...]

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National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (ncall), World Elder Abuse Awareness Day First Global Summit, 15 June 2015, Washington DC

The first ever World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit will take place June 15, 2015 at the Securities and Exchange Commission Building, Washington, DC. Please join with national and international elder abuse prevention leaders for this important event! For more information,

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AGE Plattform EU, Brussels: co-organizing a high-level event on addressing elder abuse in Europe 15-16 June 2015

On the occasion of the 10th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2015, AGE is co-organizing - with the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions - a two day event to take stock of European and international action to tackle elder abuse and better [...]

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Committee on Ageing, Geneva : World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

This side event will take place on on Monday 15 June 2015 12h00-14h00 at the UNOG and will focus on the topic: Falling between the cracks: Abuse and Violence against older women. Elder abuse remains largely a taboo subject and the gender aspects are too often obscured. In fact, women are more likely than men [...]

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Second World Congress on Healthy Ageing from 30 July – 2 August 2015, South Africa

South Africa will host the Second World Congress on Healthy Ageing from 30 July - 2 August 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Managed by Scan on Show, it will be a global forum for internationally renowned experts, who will address healthy ageing issues in the new millennium including the topics [...]

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International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 21-23 June 2016

The Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June 2016. The program will primarily focus on Disasters in an Ageing World, reflecting on both natural and man-made disasters. We will explore approaches to risk reduction, readiness, resilience, response and recovery with the goal of understanding [...]

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First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

On 16 and 17 March 2015, WHO hosted its first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Ministers from around the world, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, came together in Geneva for the first time to discuss the global problems posed by dementia.Read more

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News from CONGO – The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN

Here you can access the CoNGO monthly newsletters. Newsletters

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Advancing business and human rights globally: alignment, adherence and accountability

1-3 December 2014: Summary of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights: “Advancing business and human rights globally: alignment, adherence and accountability”Read More

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International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) – 1 October 2014

To celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, we held on 1 October a high quality panel and discussion followed by an uplifting dance performance by older women which ended with a photograph of the dancers with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.Read More IDOP Report – 1 October 2014

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