The 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development will take place at UN Headquarters in New York as a follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly under the priority theme “promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all.
Attached below is the Written Statement submitted by International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the 52nd Session.
The 51st session of the Commission for Social Development took place at UN Headquarters in New York. Priority theme: "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all". Representatives of Governments and civil society advocates from around the world described efforts to stimulate job creation, combat poverty and create inclusive societies, with a view to informing the Commission’s policy session next year, and more broadly, the global development agenda beyond 2015. Prof Alain FRANCO and Ms Laura MACHADO, along with the four IAGG representatives attended this meeting (with 9 other NGO's of the Global Aliance) to promote a Convention for the Human Rights for older persons.
Set-up for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, the OEWG on Ageing http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/ was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010. It will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them.
An international collaboration between IAGG and other NGOs has been set-up to promote major worldwide Aging issues. The NGO Committee on Aging (http://www.ngocoa-ny.org/) has recently published a document "Strenghtening Older Peoples' Rights" that you can distribute to enhance awareness worldwide. The following organizations are members of the pool of NGO's and can be contacted: