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Joint Meeting of the Task Force Monitoring RIS and the Expert Group for the UNECE Conference on Ageing

26 - 27 February 2007

Vienna, Austria





In preparation to the UNECE Conference on Ageing, an Expert Group has been formed to provide policy advice and expert assistance to the intergovernmental Preparatory Committee of the Conference. This Expert Group consists of leading experts on ageing from a broad cross-section of professional, geographic and organisational backgrounds and the members of the Task Force that advises the UNECE secretariat on monitoring the Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS) for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA).

The main tasks of the Group are to:

  • draft papers on the key areas of MIPAA/RIS;
  • propose topics for the political declaration and agenda items for discussion at the 2007 UNECE Conference on Ageing, for consideration by the Preparatory Committee;
  • provide expert advice on the regional summary report based on the national country reports on the implementation of the Regional Implementation Strategy of the MIPAA.

The first meeting of the Expert Group was held in Vienna, Austria, on 26 and 27 February 2007 jointly with the Task Force for Monitoring RIS. It was hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection.

For more information on the UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy of MIPAA, see http://www.monitoringris.org For more information on the 2007 UNECE Conference on Ageing, see http://www.unece.org/pau/age/ConferenceonAgeing_2007/welcome.html

  UNECE Conference on Ageing and the Preparatory Process   Andres Vikat
  Addressing the challenges of population ageing in intergovernmental cooperation   Alexandre Sidorenko   UN Programme on Ageing PDF
  Mainstreaming ageing in EU countries   Aurelio Fernández López   Ministry of Labour and   Social Services, Spain PDF
  Mainstreaming ageing and the related capacities in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and
  Central Asia
  Nikolai Botev
  Ensure quality of life at all ages   Alan Walker
  University of Sheffield
  Ensure quality of life at all ages in the context of economic hardship   Anahit Martirosyan
  Ministry of Labour
  and Social Issues, Armenia
  Care - professional and informal   Joseph Troisi
  Intergenerational relationships and family care of older persons   Gunhild Hagestad
  Aader University College
  Adjusting pension systems   Asghar Zaidi
  European Centre
  Adjustment of labour markets   contributed by ILO PDF
  Economic growth   Joaquim Oliveira Martins
  Gender and living arrangements   Jenny Gierveld
  Recommendations for format and content of the main background paper
  for the Conference
  Andres Vikat