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Ministerial Conference on Ageing: A Sustainable Society for All Ages: Realizing the potential of living longer

21 - 22 September 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

 

The UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 21 to 22 September 2017.

The conference completed the third review and appraisal cycle (2012-2017) of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS). The focus was on ‘Realizing the potential of living longer’. Conference panels will address this theme through the lens of:

1)    Recognizing the potential of older persons
2)    Encouraging longer working life and ability to work
3)    Ensuring ageing with dignity

The Ministerial Conference on Ageing was organized by UNECE in cooperation with the Government of Portugal, under the coordination of the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity, and Social Security.

A civil society forum and a research forum preceded the Ministerial Conference on 20 September 2017.

 

MINISTERIAL DECLARATION

2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration : ENG 

 

Background (FRE) - (RUS)

In 1982, the First World Assembly on Ageing took place in Vienna (Austria). Twenty years later, in April 2002, the Second World Assembly adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), a global normative frame for responding to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing. The same year in September, the UNECE member States took a step further and at the Berlin Conference endorsed the Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS) for the MIPAA that included a set of measures and actions grouped under ten commitments.

At the onset of the MIPAA, it was agreed to carry out a review and appraisal of its implementation every five years at both regional and global levels. In 2007, the UNECE Ministerial Conference in Ln (Spain) concluded the review and appraisal of the first five-year cycle of the MIPAA/RIS and in its Ministerial Declaration re-endorsed the ten commitments of the RIS.

In 2012, the UNECE Ministerial Conference in Vienna completed the second review and appraisal exercise at the regional level. The Vienna Ministerial Declaration with its four goals endorsed the concept of active ageing. The third review and appraisal exercise commenced in 2016 with countries preparing their national reports and will be completed with the UNECE Ministerial Conference in September 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Calendar of preparatory events

7-8 May 2015 Seventh meeting of the Bureau of the Working Group on Ageing/Preparatory Committee, Gdańsk (Poland)
1 June 2015 Country report guidelines provided to the national focal points on ageing by the UNECE secretariat
19-20 November 2015 Eighth meeting of the Working Group on Ageing/Preparatory Committee, Geneva: agreement on the theme of the Ministerial Conference
19-20 May 2016 Eighth meeting of the Bureau of the Working Group on Ageing/Preparatory Committee, Oslo (Norway): Declaration drafting group and Ministerial Conference concept group
July 2016 Portugal informs about the decision to host the Ministerial Conference
31 Octobre 2016 Deadline for delivering national reports to the UNECE secretariat
21-22 November 2016 Ninth meeting of the Working Group on Ageing/Preparatory Committee, Geneva
19-20 January 2017 Preparatory meeting of the organizers of the Conference
March/May 2017 Drafting of the regional synthesis report on implementation of MIPAA/RIS since 2012
January/April 2017 Drafting process of the Ministerial Declaration
3-4 April 2017 Ninth meeting of the Bureau of the Working Group on Ageing/Preparatory Committee, Vienna/Austria
May/August 2017 Formal consultation process on the Ministerial Declaration
July 2017 Distribution of the background paper(s) in English, French, Portuguese and Russian
20 September 2017 Civil Society and Research forums
21-22 September 2017 Ministerial Conference, Lisbon

 

 

 

Programme (PDF) - (Speakers biography)

The first day of the Conference was dedicated to the presentation of the synthesis report on the MIPAA/RIS implementation since 2012 and three panel discussions:

(1) Recognizing the potential of older persons,

(2) Encouraging longer working life and ability to work, and

(3) Ensuring ageing with dignity.

On the second day, Ministers of the UNECE member States gathered for the high-level segment round-table discussions, at the end of which a Ministerial Declaration was adopted.

 

Программа (PDF)

Первый день Конференции был посвящен презентации сводного доклада по выполнению РСО/ММПДПС за период с 2012 г. и обсуждению в трех группах экспертов:

(1) Признание потенциала пожилых людей

(2) Содействие более долгой трудовой жизни и способности работать

(3) Обеспечение достойного старения.

Во второй день министры государств — членов ЕЭК ООН приняли участие в обсуждениях за круглым столом на высоком уровне, по итогам которых было принято заявление министров.

 

Programme (PDF)

Le premier jour de la Conférence a été consacré à la présentation du rapport de synthèse sur la mise en oeuvre du Plan international d'action de Madrid sur le vieillissement (MIPAA) et de sa Stratégie Régionale d'Exécution depuis 2012, et à trois réunions-débats d'experts:

(1) Profiter des perspectives offertes par les personnes âgées,

(2) Promouvoir l'allongement de la vie professionnelle et l'aptitude au travail,

(3) Vieillir dans la dignité.

Le deuxième jour, les ministres des Etats Membres de la CEE se sont réunis en tables rondes de haut niveau, au terme desquelles une déclaration ministérielle a été adoptée.

Breakfast talk on the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism

21 September, 8:15 – 9:00

Concept note, Topic brief

Opening of the Poster Exhibition

21 September, 11:10 – 11:30

Concept note

Equity for all ages: lessons from the region

21 September 2017, 13:00 – 14:00

Concept note

Active Ageing Index: ways to realize the potential of living longer

21 September, 13:10 – 14:20

Concept note

Presentations

Asghar Zaidi: Realising Active Ageing in Europe

Maria Varlamova: Active Ageing in Russia

Olga Gagauz: Active Ageing Index in the Republic of Moldova

Pietro Checcucci: Public policies and interventions for encouraging longer working life

Better statistics for ageing

21 September, 16:00 – 16:20

Concept note

Ageing and disability - Policy challenges to social services planning and delivery

22 September, 13:30 – 14:45

Concept note

Official Documents ENG FRE RUSPRT
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Annotated provisional Agenda
ECE/AC.30/2017/1
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Report
ECE/AC.30/2017/2
Extracts from the Synthesis report on the implementation of the MIPAA in the ECE region between 2012 and 2017
ECE/AC.30/2017/3
PDF PDFPDF
Other documents ENG  
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Synthesis Report on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in the ECE region between 2012 and 2017 with Statistical Annex PDF --
2017 country reports Reports
Policy Brief on Ageing: Realizing the Potential of Living Longer
ECE/WG.1/26
PDF --
List of participants PDF
Opening Plenary Session
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Mr. José António Vieira da SilvaMinister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security of PortugalPDF
Mr. Adalberto Campos FernandesMinister of Health of Portugal
Mrs. Olga AlgayerovaExecutive Secretary of the UNECEPDF
Overview of the MIPAA/RIS implementation in the UNECE Region (2012-2017)
Mrs. Vitalija Gaucaite WittichChief of the Population Unit, UNECEPPT
Mrs. Rosa Kornfeld-MatteIndependent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons (OHCHR)PDF
Keynote address "Achieving a Sustainable Society for All Ages: Global goals require national and local action"
Mr. Heinz KollerILO Regional Director for Europe and Central AsiaPDF
First expert panel: Recognizing the Potential of Older Persons
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ModeratorMrs. Sarah HarperCo-director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK
Panellists
Mrs. Elke FernerParliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, GermanyPDF
Mrs. Ekaterina AntipovaHead of Department, Belarusian State UniversityPPT
Mrs. Ann-Kristin BoströmENCELL, the National Centre for Lifelong Learning, SwedenPPT
Mr. Josh CollettVice-President, AARP, United States of AmericaPPT
Mrs. Gulnara MinnigaleevaFounder of Wisdom Ripening / NGO, Russian FederationPPT
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H.E. Marcelo Rebelo de SousaPresident of the Republic of Portugal
Second expert panel: Encouraging Longer Working Life and Ability to Work
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ModeratorMr. Stefano ScarpettaDirector of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECDPPT
Panellists
Mr. Bjørn HalvorsenSpecial Adviser, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, NorwayPPT
Mr. Boris MajcenDirector, Institute for Economic Research, SloveniaPPT
Mr. Jorge FigueiredoHR Director, Delta Cafés, PortugalPPT
Mrs. Montserrat Mir RocaConfederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Mr. Nuno BiscayaBusiness Europe representative
Third expert panel: Ensuring Ageing with Dignity
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ModeratorMr. John BeardDirector, Ageing and Life Course Department, WHOPDF
Panellists
Mr. Pascal FroudièreDeputy Head of Department, Ministry of Solidarity and Health, FrancePDF
Mr. Miguel Valero DuboyDirector, State Reference Centre for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aid, IMSERSO, SpainPPT
Mrs. Tine RostgaardDanish Institute for Local and Regional Government ResearchPPT
Mr. José Pereira MiguelProfessor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, PortugalPPT
Mrs. Nataša TodorovićRed Cross of SerbiaPPT
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RapporteurMr. Alexandre SidorenkoSenior Advisor, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Plenary Session - Ministerial Segment
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Mr. José António Vieira da SilvaMinister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security of PortugalPDF
Mr. António GuterresSecretary-General of the United NationsRead / View
Mrs. Olga AlgayerovaExecutive Secretary of the UNECEPDF
Mrs. Erika WinklerChair of the UNECE Working Group on AgeingPDF
High-level Panel discusstion between Ministers and Civil Society representatives
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ModeratorMrs. Mónica FerroDirector, UNFPA Geneva OfficePDF
Panellists
Mr. Jānis ReirsMinister of Welfare, LatviaPDF
Mrs. Christl KvamState Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social affairs, NorwayPDF
Representatives of Civil Society
Mr. Greg ShawDirector, International Federation on Ageing
Mr. Ebbe JohansenVice-President, Age Platform EuropePPT
Mr. Luis Alvarado MartinezPresident, European Youth Forum
First Ministerial Roundtable
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Keynote SpeakerMrs. Marianne ThyssenCommissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, European CommissionPDF
ChairpersonMrs. Stela GrigorașMinister of Health, Labour and Social Protection, Republic of MoldovaPDF
Panellists
Mr. Martin KlötiPresident of the Cantonal Ministers for Social Affairs, SwitzerlandPDF
Mr. Grigory LekarevDeputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Russian FederationPDF
Mrs. Edeltraud GlettlerDirector-General, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, AustriaPDF
RapporteurMrs. Agnieska Chloń-DomińczakWarsaw School of EconomicsPDF
Second Ministerial Roundtable
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ChairpersonMr. Jim DalyMinister of State for Mental Health and Older People, IrelandPDF
Panellists
Mr. Artem AsatryanMinister of Labour and Social Affairs, ArmeniaPDF
Mrs. Céline FremaultMinister, Member of the French Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for the Policy on help to handicapped persons, social action, family and international relationsPDF
Mrs. Olga KrentovskaFirst Deputy Minister of Social Policy, Ukraine
HE Mr. Andreas Ignatou on behalf of Mrs. Zeta EmilianidouMinister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, CyprusPDF
RapporteurMr. Giovanni LamuraNational Institute of Health and Science on Ageing, Italy
Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration
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Mr. José António Vieira da SilvaMinister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security of Portugal
Mrs. Olga AlgayerovaExecutive Secretary of the UNECEPDF

 

Poster exhibition on good practices in implementing MIPAA/RIS

 

The poster exhibition that took place at the UNECE Ministerial Conference A sustainable society for all ages: realizing the potential of living longer provided a forum to showcase good practice examples and innovative approaches in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS) in UNECE member States.

Over 40 projects proposals were selected for the poster exhibition, including research, civil society and government initiatives in 20 countries.

View posters : PDF


UNECE RESEARCH FORUM ON AGEING
(Wednesday 20 September 2017)

 

The Research Forum on Ageing took place on 20 September 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal, during the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (20-22 September 2017).

The aim of the Research Forum was to foster a dialogue around the three themes of the Ministerial Conference from different perspectives of research on ageing, related evidence, and future research needs on ageing.

PROGRAMME of the Research Forum

JOINT OPENING of NGO Forum and Research Forum

Research Forum ABSTRACTS and PRESENTATIONS

STATEMENT of the Research Forum


UNECE NGO FORUM ON AGEING
(Wednesday 20 September 2017)

 

The objective of the NGO Forum was to foster a dialogue in and among civil society organisations representing older persons and dealing with ageing issues around the 3 themes of the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing 2017 from different angles of concern of civil society actors, to identify strong and weak aspects in the MIPAA implementation and Ministerial Declaration, and to formulate demands and recommendations on behalf of civil society organisations.

Programme of the NGO Forum

NGO Political Declaration:  ENG  /  GER  /

NGO Political Declaration - Key messages: ENG

Presentations

NGO Political Declaration

Silvia Perel-Levin, Susan Somers: Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons

Erica Dhar, Frances Zainoeddin: High Level Political Forum and what follows

Dear colleagues,

We wish to thank you for your participation in the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing and kindly ask you to take 5 minutes to complete our on-line evaluation questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgeingLisbon2017

Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you.

We shall be uploading to the Conference webpage the final list of participants next week.

Best regards

 

Chères et Chers collègues,

Nous souhaitons vous remercier d'avoir participé à la Conférence Ministérielle de la CEE sur le Vieillissement et vous serions très reconnaissants de bien vouloir consacrer 5 minutes pour compléter notre questionnaire en ligne:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgeingLisbon2017

Votre retour est très important pour nous. Merci à vous.

La liste définitive des participants sera mise en ligne sur le site internet de la Conférence Ministérielle à partir de la semaine prochaine.

Très cordialement

 

 

Уважаемые коллеги,
Мы благодарим вас за участие в Конференции ЕЭК ООН на уровне министров по проблемам старения, и просим вас уделить 5 минут для ответа на онлайн вопросник по оценке Конференции:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgeingLisbon2017

Ваше мнение очень важно для нас. Большое спасибо.

Окончательный список участников будет размещен веб-странице Конференции на следующей неделе.

С наилучшими пожеланиями