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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. http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/thirdsession.shtml

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.

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ILC-UK are delighted to announce that the Innovating for Ageing competition is now OPEN – providing an opportunity to enter your ideas for solving the vulnerability problems identified.

Over 700 people participated in the 1st Regional Forum on Active and Sustainable Ageing of the Médio Vale do Itajaí in the southern State of Santa Catarina. The keynote on “Active Ageing and the Longevity Revolution” was delivered by Alexandre Kalache.

Mr. Shigeo Morioka, co-founder of ILC, passed away on June 4, 2018 at the age of 96.

In the beginning of June, ILC-BR’s Alexandre Kalache and Ina Voelcker participated in the national conference of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG).

ILC-BR continued to contribute content and technical orientation to an online portal called “Live Longevity” which was launched in October 2017 with the support of Bradesco Seguros.

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