The Fifth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held using a hybrid format (in-person and virtual) on December 13-15, 2022 at the central headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. The goal of this meeting is to identify the region’s achievements and challenges in building a decent future for ageing and older persons in the region and in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 20 years after its approval.
The opening session will take place at 2:30 p.m. local time in Chile (GMT -3) on Tuesday, December 13. It will feature remarks by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Julio César Borba, Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay; Giorgio Jackson, Minister of Social Development and Family of Chile; Jozef Maeriën, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Population Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean; and María José Torres Macho, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Chile.
At the conference, ECLAC will present the document Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Inclusion and rights of older persons, which constitutes the regional report for the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. In addition, countries will present their national reports on implementation of this international action plan.
On the website created for this occasion, general information on the event can be found along with a detailed programme, reference documents, news and links to ECLAC’s social media, among other resources.
All the conference’s panels will be transmitted live via the following platforms:
ECLAC’s website www.cepal.org
Official account on Twitter https://twitter.com/cepal_onu
Official account on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu
Any media outlet or organization is free to replicate this transmission on their own Internet portals.
We will be tweeting in Spanish and English from both institutional accounts, @cepal_onu and @eclac_un, using the hashtags:
#envejecimiento - #ageing
#personasmayores - #olderpersons