NEWS:

The November issue of the UN Special magazine is dedicated to older persons.

Our representative in Geneva wrote an article about the importance of combatting ageism and describes the work of the NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva. 

Read the article 
https://www.unspecial.org/2016/11/take-a-stand-against-ageism/

Or download the whole issue:
https://www.unspecial.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/UNSPECIAL_Novembre2016-web.pdf

The Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on Ageing with the Independent Expert, Ms Rosa Kornfeld Mate, following a Human Rights Council side event on older refugees.

 

Side event at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council organized by the Group of Friends of Older Persons. On the panel, The State Secretary of Slovenia, the ambassadors of Namibia and Singapore, the deputy permanent representative from Brazil, The Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons, Representative from Age Platform Europe and the Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing as moderator.

Silvia Perel-Levin
International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA) representative to the UN, Geneva

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Faculty member Esteban Calvo has two new publications. The first is “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately Destandardized and Highly Stratified Across Gender, Class, and Race” in The Gerontologist  and "Rural pension reform in China: A critical analysis" also co-authored by Esteban Calvo appears in the Journal of Aging Studies.

“Don’t Lose Your Brain at Work – The Role of Recurrent Novelty at Work in Cognitive and Brain Aging,” relates new findings about how work can affect brain aging.  (February 6, 2017 issue of Frontiers in Psychology)

Senior citizens participated in a flash mob that spread the message on the need for saving and conserving water as part of ILC-I’s Environment protection initiatives.

Population ageing together with globalization and urbanization characterize the major demographic upheavals of our time. A new narrative is beginning to emerge globally where older persons are viewed legitimate participants and contributors to society.

India is facing an acute water crisis for some years now and it is imperative that conserving water becomes a priority for the nation. ILC-I explores how senior citizens can take the lead to address this issue.

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