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16th Annual AARP - United Nations Briefing Series on Global Aging

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A side event luncheon at the 54th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission
March 1, 2023

The 54th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission took place from 28 February to 3 March 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to statistics and serves as a key global platform for national statistical offices to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a policy dialogue on relevant issues to statistics.

This year, the annual AARP-United Nations Briefing Series on Global Aging placed a spotlight on older persons and catalyzed political momentum to influence action and delivery, taking into account the recent findings of the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and to allow Member States, including members of the Titchfield Group, and other stakeholders the opportunity to further consider various proposals, options and potential means of implementation.

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For more information, please contact: Erica Dhar, Director for Global Alliances, AARP:
or Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief, Programme on Ageing, United Nations DESA: