A very powerful civil society organization called Citizens Participation which is the Dominican Chapter of International Transparency invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC Dominican Republic to participate in a dialog table to discuss the challenges and Perspectives of Public Policies for Older Adults.
Recognizing the need to implement effective policies for older adults in the Dominican Republic and the fact the our country has not still signed the Latin American Convention on Human Rights for older adults, Citizens Participation, organized a dialog table to bring into attention of the Dominican Government the need for the Latin American Convention to be signed so that we can start the implementation of effective public policies in the light of MIPAA and the mentioned convention.
We were three panellists, Mrs Aracelys Azuara Representative of the Organization of American States in the Dominican Republic who spoke about the need of the implementation of the Latin American Convention on Human Rights for Older Adults, Miss Maria Fernanda Ortega, Secretary of the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age who spoke about the Dominican Code of Rights for Older Adults and the fact that after 18 years of its promulgation have not been fully implemented. Finally Dr. Pereyra focused on the Madrid International Plan of Action and the difficulties in its implementation due to the fact that it does not have a binding mandate and so the need for a convention.
The activity was directed to representatives of NGO’s working with older adults and civil society organizations and received a wide press coverage.
Date :01 June 2016
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” (exceedingexpectations.nyc).
Date :25 October 2017
On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic given the ongoing crisis in Brazil.
Date :21 October 2017
ILC-I, as UN INIA's Satellite Centre for the SAARC region is glad to announce that the admission for the United Nations' International Institute on Ageing, Malta's (UN INIA) Certificate Course on "Social Gerontology" is now open.
Date :27 September 2017
ILC – Australia symposium, Session 3385 6.00-7.30pm, IAGG 2017 - San Francisco
This symposium invited researchers, service providers, and advocacy organizations to consider changes in housing in late life, and how housing affects people’s access to care as they age.
Date :11 September 2017
In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.
Date :21 August 2017