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First Meeting of Preparatory Committee for the 2007 UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing

12 - 13 July 2007

Geneva, Switzerland

The first meeting of the Preparatory Committee was held on 12-13 July, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting took place in the Palais des Nations, Salle VIII.

Preparatory Committee

In preparation to the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, an open-ended intergovernmental Preparatory Committee was formed with the nominated delegates from the Member States of UNECE. The main objective of the meeting was to decide upon the content and modalities of the Conference, including the agenda, the background documents, and the draft political declaration. The Preparatory Committee would also serve as the drafting committee for the Political Declaration that the Conference is expected to adopt.



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Roadmap to the 2007 UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing PDF
Review & Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: Modalities, Content and Process PDF
Activities of the European Centre Vienna Mainstreaming Ageing: Indicators to Monitor Implementation PDF
Plans for the Research Forum PDF
Presentation by Spain PDF
Draft agenda of the Conference PDF
Envisaged background documents PDF
Draft elements for the political declaration
Title of the Conference



The first meeting of the Preparatory Committee elected the Chair, Vice-Chair and the Bureau, as follows:

Chair Spain Ms Susana Viñuela
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Vice-Chair Austria Ms Erika Winkler
Deputy Director
Centre for Ageing, Population and Volunteering Policies
Federal Ministry of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection
  Czech Republic Mr Petr Wija
Department for Social Affairs
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  Germany Ms Dorika Seib
Department of Senior Citizens
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  Portugal Ms Odete Severino Soares
Desk Officer
Ministry for Labour and Social Solidarity
  Russian Federation Ms Irina Bondarenko
Head of Division
Ministry of Health and Social Development
  Serbia Ms Lidija Kozarcanin
Head of Department for Research
Republic Institute for Social Protection
  United States Mr David Hohman
Health Attaché
Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  Uzbekistan Mr Makhmudjon Ziyadullaev
Head of Department for Pension Provision
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  Mr Bernd Marin
Executive Director
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
  Mr Dirk Jarré
Coordinator for the NGO forum

In its first ad hoc meeting after the PrepCom session on 13 July, the Bureau specified the work plan on drafting the ministerial declaration.



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Report of the meeting PDF PDF PDF
Short summary of the meeting PDF    
List of participants PDF    
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Provisional agenda of the PrepCom PDF PDF PDF
Recommendations of the Expert Group PDF PDF PDF
Draft agenda of the Conference PDF PDF  PDF 
Draft rules of procedure of the Conference
Draft elements for the political declaration
Background material
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Reporting guidelines DOC   PDF
What is new in the draft elements for the political declaration? PDF    
Press release for the PrepCom PDF    
Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the ECE (4th rev. ed. Nov 2006) PDF PDF PDF