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International Documents (By Age)

United Nations Millennium Development Goals (web link)
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world’s main development challenges.

African Union Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing (.pdf file)
A partnership between HelpAge International – Africa Development Centre and the then OAU and African Union, produced the AU Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing in Africaapproved during the 38th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Durban, South Africa in July 2002.

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) (.pdf file)
The Report of the United Nations Second World Assembly on Ageing, Madrid 8-12 April 2002

Plan of Action on Ageing for Asia and the Pacific (web link)
A United Nations Plan of Action on Ageing for Asia and the Pacific addressing important issues relating to ageing and older persons by identifying specific courses of action to be taken by countries of the region, individually and collectively. 1999.

The Montreal Declaration (.pdf file)
This document is the result of more than a year of deliberations and input from member groups of the International Federation on Ageing throughout the world. It was officially released and turned over to the United Nations Aging Unit at the closing plenary session of the IFA’s Montreal International Conference on Wednesday, September 8, 1999.

Macau Declaration on Ageing for Asia and the Pacific (web link)
A declaration of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific attending the Regional Meeting on a Plan of Action on Ageing for Asia and the Pacific convened at Macau from 28 September to 1 October 1998.

Copenhagen Declaration (web link)
At the conclusion of the World Summit for Social Development – held 6-12 March 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark – Governments adopted a Declaration and Programme of Action which represent a new consensus on the need to put people at the centre of development.

United Nations Principles for Older Persons (.pdf file)
United Nations Principles for Older Persons, a resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 16 December 1991

Vienna International Plan for Action on Ageing (.pdf file)
The Vienna International Plan of Action on Aging was adopted by the World Assembly on Aging held in Vienna, Austria from 26 July to 6 August 1982.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (web link)
Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, this is an international bill of rights for women. Currently under review (2010) are revisions concerning older women to be proposed and hopefully ratified at the next CEDAW session.

Open letter to World Health Organization (and to Member States). WHO must prioritize the needs of older people in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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