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We work to promote policy dialogue on various facets of demographic change across the UNECE region, with a particular focus on ageing.

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Commission for Social Development resolution calls for acceleration of implementation of Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing 

The 61st Commission for Social Development concluded with a draft resolution calling on member States to accelerate efforts to implement the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and to mainstream ageing into their national policy agendas.

The resolution is the culmination of the fourth global review and appraisal of MIPAA and reaffirms the outcomes of the MIPAA review in the UNECE region, which concluded last year with the 5th UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing. The resulting 2022 Rome Ministerial Declaration recommits to MIPAA and identifies three policy goals towards achieving a sustainable society for all ages: promoting active and healthy ageing, ensuring access to long-term care and support for carers and families, and mainstreaming ageing to advance a society for all ages.

Mainstreaming ageing across policy sectors at all levels of government is key for accelerating progress towards MIPAA and ensuring older persons are not left behind in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our Guidelines for Mainstreaming Ageing and Policy Brief on Mainstreaming Ageing-Revisited support member States in the implementation of MIPAA and identify key enablers for mainstreaming ageing.  


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