The International Longevity Center Global Alliance’s representative attended the 11th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-Post 2015 Agenda at the United Nations (New York, May 5-9) as a member of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), a consortium of several major NGOs.

The purpose of the Sessions (a total of 13 sessions are taking place between March 2013 and July 2014) is to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals to be considered by the General Assembly this fall as the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. Because these Goals will succeed the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000 and are expected to guide the UN’s effort for development, 2015-2030, they can have significant effects on the course of global development.

The conference was well attended, as shown by the conference photograph. Presentations by Member States and civil society groups were extremely varied in their assertions. A good deal of intense negotiation is expected to take place during this and other Sessions in order for  a final set of recommendations to be formulated by this fall.  The SGA’s importance is underscored by the fact that it is the only major participating NGO group whose main objective is to integrate ageing issues into the Goals so that older persons will not be “left behind” in the development process.

Masako Osako



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