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29th Anniversary Celebration of International Day of Older Persons at the United Nations

10th October 2019 10 am-1 pm
United Nations ECOSOC Chamber

The United Nations International Day of Older Persons aims to enshrine and promote the rights of older persons and to engage and mobilize advocates to protect those rights. The panel will look at sub-themes including inequalities in the care sector, lifelong learning work/life balance, and social protection.

Welcome and Greetings:
His Excellency, Ambassador Martín García Moritán, Permanent Representative
of the Mission of Argentina
Mrs. Nasly Isabel Bernal Prado, Chair of the Group of Friends on Ageing

– Paul Ladd, Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development
– Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at the London Business school &
co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.

Panel Moderator:
Jane M. Barratt, Secretary-General for International Federation on Ageing

– Krishna Gautam, Director, Ageing Nepal
– Elizabeth Isele, Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
– Alana Officer, Senior Health Advisory, World Health Organization
– Vinicius Pinheiro, Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations
– Karoline Schmid, Chief, Fertility and Population Ageing Section, Population Division, DESA


Online Registration for both/either event required

Register at | Deadline: Sept. 30th 2019


Contact Information

Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
UN Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, 29th floor, New York, NY 10017
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