The Stakeholder Group on Ageing will be holding a side event during the 2019 High Level Political Forum, on 9 July 2019 from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at the United Nations, on “Confronting ageism and empowering older people to ensure social, economic and political inclusion of all.”   Flyer available here

Ms. Jane Barratt, Secretary-General of the International Federation on Ageing, was invited by the United Nations to be a lead discussant at the HLPF session on SDG10- Reduced Inequalities, on 11 July.

Ms. Paulette Metang, Executive President of Association Amerounaise pour la Prise en Charge des Personnes Agees, was selected by the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders to represent the Stakeholder Group on Ageing to be a lead discussant at the High-level Segment of ECOSOC on “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality: long-term trends and scenarios” on 19 July.

Mr. Elie Mugabowishema, Executive Director and Founder of NSINDAGIZA in Rwanda, was selected by the United Nations, on recommendation of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders, to receive funding to participate in the HLPF.  He will also be speaking at the SGA side event, on 9 July.

Ms. Sylvia Beales, Gray Panthers, was invited to be a panelist at the VNR Lab on “Leaving no one behind:  inclusive implementation and reporting”, on 10 July.  She has also been invited to moderate a segment of the Training and Practice Workshop on “Participatory and inclusive tools to build capacities in leaving no one behind”, on 11 July.

The 2019 International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated at the United Nations, New York, on 10 October with the theme “The Journey to Age Equality”.

 The Second Annual African Regional Conference on Ageing will be held in Malawi, from 20-23 November.  The theme will be: “Ageing Inclusion in Sustainable Development:  Harnessing Longevity Dividend in Africa”.  https://sgaafrica.org/