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


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.