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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 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 21 to 22 September 2017.

The conference completes 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 is 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)    Ageing with dignity

The Ministerial Conference on Ageing is 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 will precede the Ministerial Conference on 20 September 2017.

Read a message by José António Vieira da Silva, Minister of Labour, Solidarity, and Social Security on the conference website


Provisional programme (PDF)


Poster exhibition on good practices in implementing MIPAA/RIS



The UNECE Ministerial Conference A sustainable society for all ages: realizing the potential of living longer will provide 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. A poster exhibition will provide a space for additional information about selected good practices. We invite member States as well as NGOs and scientists participating in the Ministerial Conference to submit their good practice examples until 30 May 2017. The conference organizers will select the best submissions for the exhibit. After the review of submissions applicants will be informed by 30 June 2017 whether or not their proposal can be accommodated. The posters will be displayed in the conference venue.


Projects must relate to any of the ten commitment areas of MIPAA/RIS. To reflect developments during the period covered by the third review and appraisal of MIPAA/RIS, projects must have taken place during 2012-2017. They must have started implementation and should have generated first visible results.


Please provide the following information:

  • Photo of the project
  • Project Title
  • Short outline of the main objectives,  deliverables and (expected) results of the project (maximum 3500 characters)
  • Location of the project
  • Timeline/duration of the project
  • Contact information, website
  • How does the project contribute to realizing the potential of living longer?
  • Lessons learnt
  • Relevance for the UNECE region

Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2017

Call for poster proposals (PDF)

Poster Template (PPT)


Electronic registration will soon be available.