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We are delighted to announce that Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK, and Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Advisor to the Brazilian Government and Chief Executive…

We are delighted to announce that Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK, and Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Advisor to the Brazilian Government and Chief Executive of the newly formed ILC Brazil, have been recognised by the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing for their passionate commitment to shaping society in a positive way for the ageing population and future generations.

At a ceremony being held at the United Nations in New York City, ten individuals are to be honoured this evening. Recipients of this prestigious recognition include Kofi Annan, Secretary General during the UN Second World Assembly on Ageing; Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa and Human Rights Activist; and Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate.

The ceremony is taking place to launch the ten year anniversary of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, which focused on incorporating the rapidly-growing elderly population into modern society through advocacy and social inclusion.

The event is being held held to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP).

About the NGO Committee on Ageing, United Nations: “The New York NGO Committee on Ageing works collaboratively to promote and support a United Nations (UN) Convention for the Rights of Older Persons. The UN Convention, a treaty among nations, would ensure that older persons around the world have the right to live with dignity and peace and that governments put in place appropriate national policies and programs that allow persons to participate and live as an active member of society and protect them from discrimination.”

For more information about the NGP Committee on Ageing, please visit http://ngocoa-ny.org/about_us.html

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