UN Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
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Date: 7-8 February 2013, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
AARP, in cooperation with the United Nations Focal Point on Ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) organized a series of briefings on February 7 & 8, 2013.
The AARP-UN Briefing Series was held during the fifty-first session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, (6-15 February 2013) and highlighted the second review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the priority theme of the Commission. Panel discussions involved experts on global aging and covered topics such as civic participation, social inclusion, and legal advocacy, among others. Attendees included Government delegates, United Nations system experts, NGOs, foundations, the private sector and academics.
Speakers/Presentations (Download speaker biographies):
Dr. Jane Barratt Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing Richard Blewitt CEO, HelpAge International DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION (pdf) Xiao Caiwei Vice President, China National Committee on Ageing DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION (pdf) Josh Collett Vice President for International Affairs, AARP Mr. Wu Hongbo Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION (pdf) Rosemary Lane Senior Social Affairs Officer, Focal Point on Ageing, UN Programme on Ageing Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Caryn Resnick Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) Robert Romasco AARP President READ REMARKS Debra Whitman Executive Vice President, Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP READ REMARKS Asghar Zaidi Professor of International Social Policy, University of Southampton (UK) DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION (pdf) Active Ageing Index Website: http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=2004
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