Preparations for the 2018 High Level Political Forum

The SGA position paper for the 2018 HLPF addresses Goal 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” (SGA Position Paper for the HLPF)

SGA members are encouraged to attend the 2018 HLPF session (9-18 July) in New York.  SGA members, especially from the developing countries submitting Voluntary National Reviews, will be contacted if opportunities arise for funding of travel (by the United Nations) or for speaking slots during the HLPF session.

SGA members may also decide to organize side events, which the SGA may co-sponsor.  Applications are due 30 April 2018: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018#side.

New members of the SGA

The following organizations have joined the SGA in 2017:

        Dave Omokaro Foundation (daveomokarofoundation.org), represented by Dr. Emem Omokaro.

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (hospicecare.com), represented by Dr. Katherine Pettus)

Elections for the SGA Steering Committee

The following organizations were elected for three years, effective 1 November 2017:

Global Focal Points

AARP (represented by Ms. Erica Dhar);

HelpAge International (represented by Ms. Verity McGivern)

UN Focal Points:

Geneva, NGO Committee on Ageing/Geneva (represented by Ms. Silvia Perel-Levin;

New York, International Federation on Ageing (represented by Ms. Frances Zainoeddin).


Regional Focal Points:

Asia and the Pacific:  International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (represented by Mr. Marcus Riley)

Africa:  HelpAge International (represented by Ms. Roseline Kihumba)

Latin America:  International Longevity Centres-Global Alliance (represented by Ms. Rosy Pereyra and Ms. Ina Voelcker)