The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA) will be taking an active role at the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Aging (Third Session) to be held at the United Nations, New York, August 21-25.

The Working Group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them.

The four-day session in the United Nations will focus on the discussion of the existing international framework on the human rights of older persons and identification of existing gaps at international level by government representatives, NGOs, and experts. There will also be various side events for and by NGOs. In total approximately 200 NGOs have registered for the event.

Together with nearly 100 civil society organizations, ILC GA is endorsing a call for action, “Protecting the Rights of Older People -10 reasons why ” prepared by Human Rights Watch and HelpAged International. The statement will be made available to government delegations attending the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting this week.

Those representing the ILC GA are Dr. Lia Daichman, President of ILC Argentina, DR. Alex Kalache, President of ILC Brazil, Professor Kavita  Sivaramakrishnan, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and ILC USA, and Masako Osako, PhD. Executive Director of the ILC GA Secretariat.


The President of ILC-BR, Alexandre Kalache, is currently in Australia advancing the ageing agenda of the South Australian Government.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” ( 

The Columbia Aging Center has been following 20 older New Yorkers for two years with the aim of disrupting stereotypes of aging and portraying everyday life. Many of the 20 New Yorkers met for the first time on Oct. 24.

On October 17, ILC-BR organized a Symposium with three international speakers in São Paulo. The event took place in the auditorium of Iamspe (Institute for Medical Assistance to the Public Servant of the State of São Paulo).

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.