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Third Regional Conference Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean

San José, Costa Rica - 8-11 May 2012

Description

The United Nations Economic and Social Council, through its resolution 2010/14, has called upon governments and regional commissions that during 2012 they undertake celebratory actions of the ten years since the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. Meanwhile in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the agreements adopted through the ECLAC Special Committee on Population and Development in 2010, the Member States conducted a regional meeting of commemoration.

In response to this mandate, ECLAC and the government of Costa Rica organized the Third Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean, that took place from 8 to 11 May 2012 in the city of San José, and whose central theme was "Ageing, Solidarity and Social Protection: Time to Move Towards Equality."

This third conference's objective was to examine the accomplishments in the application of the international commitments made by ECLAC member countries in the Brasilia Declaration, adopted in 2007. It also served to identify key actions towards its implementations in the next five years, specifically those that would stengthen national capacities to reposnd to major acllenges and emerging issues relations to older persons. It also allowed the regional contribution that would be presented before the Comission for Social Development in its 51st session, that took palce in February 2013.

Practical information

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Tuesday 8 May

9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Registration Salón Greco, Hotel Barceló San José Palacio

3 p.m. Opening ceremony Nave de Ladrillo, Antigua Aduana

Wednesday 9 May
Salón Greco, Hotel Barceló San José Palacio

8 - 8.30 a.m. Registration

8.30 - 9 a.m. Meeting of heads of delegation

9 - 9.15 a.m. Election of officers and adoption of the agenda

9.15 - 10 a.m. Report by the secretariat on the implementation of the Brasilia Declaration and the Regional strategy for the implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
Dirk Jaspers_Faijer, Chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) – Population Division of ECLAC

10 - 10.30 a.m Questions

10.30 - 11 a.m. Coffee break

11 - 11.15 a.m Presentation of the conclusions of the subregional report on the implementation of the Brasilia Declaration in the Caribbean

11.15 - 11.30 a.m. Presentation of the conclusions of the Regional Meeting of civil society organizations on ageing. Madrid+10: from plan to action

11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Statements by the countries on progress made as regards implementation of the Brasilia Declaration

12.30 - 2 p.m. Lunch

2 - 4 p.m. Statements by the countries on progress made as regards implementation of the Brasilia Declaration (continued)

4 - 4.30 p.m. Coffee break

4.30 - 6.30 p.m. Statements by the countries on progress made as regards implementation of the Brasilia Declaration (continued)

 

Thursday 10 May
Salón Greco, Hotel Barceló San José Palacio

9 - 10 a.m. Thematic session: Protecting the rights of older persons at the national, regional and global levels

Moderator: Sonia Montaño, Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC

Panellists:
• Mónica Roqué, Director of the National Division for Policies for Older Persons of the National Secretariat for Childhood, Adolescence and Family, Ministry of Social Development of Argentina
• Evelyn Jacir, Director of the Department of Social Development and Employment, Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS)
• Lupita Chaves, Member of the High Judicial Council and Coordinator of the issue of access to justice for the older population in the Commission for Accessibility, Costa Rica

10 - 10.30 a.m Discussion

10.30 - 11 a.m Coffee break

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thematic session: Building public institutions for the current sociodemographic environment
Moderator: Emiliana Rivera, Executive Director of the National Council for Older Persons (CONAPAM) of Costa Rica
Panellists:
• Sandra Huenchuan, Specialist in ageing, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) – Pop
• Adriana Rovira, Director of the National Institute for Older Persons (INMAYORES) of Uruguay

12 - 12.30 p.m. Discussion

12.30 - 2 p.m. Lunch

2 - 3 p.m. Thematic session: Inclusion and strengthening of social services as part of the agenda on ageing
Moderator: Adolfo Rodríguez Herrera, Technical Secretary of the Presidential Council of Social Welfare and Family of Costa Rica
Panellists:
• Rosemary Lane, Focal Point on Ageing, Social Integration Branch, Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
• Nieves Rico, Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division of ECLAC
• Faith Innerarity, Director General, Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica

3 - 3.30 p.m. Discussion

3.30 - 4 p.m. Coffee break

4 - 5 p.m. Thematic session: Health care, sustainability and human rights
Moderator: Paulo Saad, Chief of the Population and Development Area of the Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of ECLAC
Panellists:
•Timothy Miller, Demography Expert, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of ECLAC
• Enrique Vega, Regional Advisor on ageing and healthof the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
• Fernando Morales, Chair of the Governing Board of the National Council for Older Persons (CONAPAM) of Costa Rica

5 - 5.30 p.m. Discussion

5.30 - 7 p.m. Open session on ageing and senior-friendly cities, organized by the National Council for Older Persons (CONAPAM) of Costa Rica

Friday 11 May Salón Greco, Hotel Barceló San José Palacio

9 - 10.10 a.m. Thematic session: National machineries for implementing the Brasilia Declaration
Moderator: Sandra Piszk Feinzilber, Minister of Labour and Social Security of Costa Rica
Panellists:
• Rosa Kornfeld, Director of the National Service for Older Adults (SENAMA) of Chile
• Alberto Fernández, Director of the National Directorate for Care for Older Adults and Social Welfare of Cuba
• Jennifer Rouse, Director of the Division of Ageing, Ministry of the People and Social Development of Trinidad and Tobago
• Alejandro Orozco, Director of the National Institute for Older Adults (INAPAM) of Mexico

10.10 - 10.40 a.m. Discussion

10.40 - 11.10 a.m. Coffee break

11.10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. High-level symposium on key actions for the implementation and follow-up of the Brasilia Declaration
Panellists:
• Daisy Corrales, Minister of Health of Costa Rica
• Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States 5
• Steven Blackett, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development of Barbados
• José Miguel Guzmán, Chief, Population and Development Branch of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
• Dirk Jaspers_Faijer, Chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) – Population Division of ECLAC

12.30 - 2 p.m. Lunch

2 - 3.30 p.m. Open session on senior-friendly cities, organized by the National Council for Older Persons (CONAPAM) of Costa Rica

3.30 - 4 p.m. Coffee break

4 - 4.30 p.m. Consideration and adoption of agreements

4.30 - 5 p.m. Closing ceremony