With this Ministerial Conference, under the motto "Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing", UNECE member States will mark the tenth anniversary of MIPAA/RIS.
The principal goal of the conference will be to evaluate implementation of MIPAA/RIS in the five years since the León conference, asking how much progress has been made, where there is still room for improvement, and how to approach the challenge that still remain.
Active ageing and in particular the participation of older persons in society will be at the heart of the ministerial segment of the conference, which will seek to set priorities for the coming five years for improving the quality of life of people of all ages.
Experts and ministerial panels will tackle pressing policy questions such as how best to promote the participation of older persons in the labour market and societal activities, as well as means of creating enabling environment for healthy and independent ageing.
The Ministerial Conference will be hosted by the Austrian government under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and will also include the participation of NGOs and the scientific community. The Conference will conclude with a Ministerial declaration.