10th April 2018
A position paper on the implementation of Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals and the relation to ageing was produced and submitted to the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations.
Silvia Perel-Levin, the Geneva representative of the Global Alliance of ILCs and Ina Voelcker of ILC-BR represent the ILC-GA in the research and analysis subcommittee of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing. The subcommittee was responsible for developing a position paper on Goal 11 “Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements” in preparation of the High-Level Political Forum held at the United Nations in July this year. ILC-BR’s Ina Voelcker drafted a paper on the conceptual background and the age-friendly cities movement, which served as a basis for the position paper. The paper was submitted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), which brings together ten global and national networks of organizations concerned with issues of ageing, representing 800 million older women and men in all regions of the world. The SGA was established in 2013. The position paper can be downloaded from:
"Let the elderly be included, they matter" is the message that Tineke Abma would like to convey. On Friday, June 23, she delivered her inaugural lecture 'The Art of Belonging' following her appointment as professor of Elderly Participation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. This is a brief summary of her inaugural speech.
23 June 2023
Members of the ILC Global Alliance got together at the IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing in Bangkok, Thailand, last June. Representatives of ILCs from Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the conference.
In the forum moderated by HLPF Chair Lachezara Stoeva, President, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ovide Mercredi and other participants discussed the effective and inclusive recovery measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore actionable policy guidance for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at all levels. Speaking as an older Cree man, who has spent his adult life fighting for the rights of First Nations people, Ovide challenged Member States to commit to real change by addressing the SDG goals in a comprehensive manner.
10 July 2023