AARP International




On January 30, 2017, AARP, the United Nations Focal Point on Ageing (UNDESA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a luncheon briefing and an evening reception with a focus on poverty eradication. 

This year’s event will be held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development whose theme is “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.”

By invitation only. Contact Erica Dhar if you have any questions.  

Luncheon: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Evening Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


1:00 p.m.                    Seated Lunch networking

1:30 p.m.                    Welcoming Remarks

1:35 p.m.                     Opening Remarks

Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (TBC)   

1:40 p.m.                     Keynote Address

Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for  Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Government of the United States

1:50 p.m.                     Stakeholder Discussion

José António Vieira da Silva, Minister of Solidarity, Employment and

Social Security, Government of Portugal

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation

Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Moderated by Raj Kumar, Founding President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, the media platform for the global development community        

2:35 p.m.                    Question and Answer Session

2:55 p.m.                     Closing Remarks

Rosemary Lane, UN Focal Point on Ageing, DESA

3:00 p.m.                     Adjourn

6:00 p.m.                     EVENING NETWORK RECEPTION 


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