New York NGO Committee on Ageing

27th Anniversary Celebration of IDOP at the UN

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: United Nations New York Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

ECOSOC Chamber
UN Headquarters
Visitors’ entrance, First Avenue and 46th Street 

“Stepping Into The Future: Tapping The Talents And Participation of Older Persons”

The 27th Annual United Nations Celebration of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), held at United Nations headquarters, will explore how technology, entrepreneurship and civic engagement can facilitate the contributions of older persons throughout the world. The IDOP will take place on October 5th and is open to the public at no charge.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Solution Waiting to Happen
Marc Freedman
Founder & CEO,
Craig Mokhiber
Director of the New York Office of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and
Deputy to the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.

Frank Leyhausen
General Manager, MedCom International, Bonn, Germany
Elizabeth Isele
Founder & CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
Livingstone B. Byekwaso 
Executive Director, SAWAKA, Tanzania
SPECIAL REPORT: World Population Ageing 2017
Jorge Bravo
Chief of Demographic Analysis, Population and Development, Population Division, UNDESA

Only the person whose name appears on the ticket will be admitted.


Thursday, October 5, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

A $65 fundraising reception will follow the afternoon program at AARP New York Office, 31st Floor, 750 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. The program will be "Promoting positive perceptions and representations of older persons".

AARP New York Office
31st Floor
750 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017

"Promoting positive perceptions and representations of older persons".

(Following the International Day of Older Persons Afternoon Program)
Reception: $65/person

Reservations for the reception must be made and paid for prior to the reception. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

No refunds will be made after this date.
If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Levy. Her email is

Support the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY by making a donation. For those who are unable to attend the reception and would like to donate please select the donation ticket type.

Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Focal Point on Ageing, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and others to be listed in the programme.

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