New members of the SGA

The following organizations have joined the SGA in 2017:

Age Platform Europe (age-platform.eu), represented by Ms. Anne-Sophie Parent.

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

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (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)


Preparations for the 2018 High Level Political Forum

The SGA position paper for the 2018 HLPF will be on Goal 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”  SGA members with activities in this area should send in their input to the SGA Steering Committee for the preparation of the position paper by January 2018, when the Research and Analysis Subcommittee will begin preparation.