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Towards a Convention on the Rights of Older People

A/C.3/65/L.8/Rev.1Distr.: Limited*1064158* Sixty-fifth session Third Committee Agenda item 27 (c) Social development: follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing Yemen: * revised draft resolutionFollow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing The General Assembly,Recalling Political Declaration 2002, of the road map for the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action, and its resolutions 60/135 of 16 December 2005, 61/142 of 19 December 2006, 62/130 of 18 December 2007, 63/151 of 18 December 2008 and 64/132 of 18 December 2009, 1. Action on Ageing, 2002; 2. eradicate poverty among older persons, in particular older women, by mainstreaming ageing issues into poverty eradication strategies and national development plans, and to include both ageing-specific policies and ageingmainstreaming efforts in their national strategies; its resolution 57/167 of 18 December 2002, in which it endorsed the1 and the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing,2 its reso…

IFA NEWS-NOV. 2010

Representing Older People at the United Nations United Nations 49thCommission for Social Development Priority Theme: Poverty Eradication,9th-18thFebruary 2011
The Commission for Social Development (CSocD)is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. It consists of 46 members elected by ECOSOC. Since the convening of theWorld Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, the Commission has been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. As a result of the Summit, the mandate of the Commission was reviewed and its membership expanded from 32 to 46 members in 1996. It meets once a year in New York, usually in February.
Each year since 1995, the Commission has taken up key social development themes as part of its follow-up to the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit. In 2011 the priority theme is "Poverty Eradication" and as one of the few organizations focuse…