• Global Ageing Network Presents at the United Nations

    Global Ageing Network played a prominent role in the meetings of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) at the United Nations in late July. In a statement to the member states, board member Marcus Riley said, “It is our responsibility as a global society to be more aware of the risks and challenges […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Issues Statement on LTC & Palliative Care to United Nations’ OEWGA

    The Global Ageing Network recently released a statement providing input on the focus area of long term care and palliative care to the United Nations in preparation for the ninth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing which is scheduled to take place in July of 2018. The statement reflects the need for a […]

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  • The 11th Annual Briefing AARP-UN Series: “Taking a Different Course for a World Free Of Poverty”

    By Shannon Davis AARP International hosted the 11th Annual Briefing Series at the United Nations on Jan. 30, 2018. The series entitled, “Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty,” was held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The briefing focused on poverty eradication among a diverse […]

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  • Interview with Marcus Riley, Former Global Ageing Network Board Chair

    Marcus, you served as the chair of the Global Ageing Network for two years. Can you tell us something about your motivation to be part of the board and your aims when you began your turn? I have long held the passion and belief of value and need for international collaboration on ageing. I see […]

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  • SGA Appoints the Global Ageing Network as Regional Focal Point

    The Global Ageing Network is proud to announce that Marcus Riley, the Global Ageing Network Board Chair, has been elected to serve as the Asia and the Pacific Region Focal Point on the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) Steering Committee. SGA, as part of the United Nations system, brings together global and national networks of […]

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  • Celebrating the Talents & Contributions of Older Adults in Our Communities #UNIDOP

    By Katie Smith Sloan October 1st marks the 27th anniversary celebration of International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is an opportunity each year to celebrate the experience, wisdom and contributions of older adults around the world. “Old Age” is a life lived… a stage of life and a journey over […]

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  • Celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1st! #UNIDOP

    October 1 is International Day of Older Persons (#UNIDOP). This year’s theme is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” The theme is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support […]

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  • Marcus Riley Addresses United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Ageing

    On July 5th, Global Ageing Network Board Chair, Marcus Riley, had an opportunity to address the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) at the United Nations. The audience included dozens of country ministers NGO’s focused on ageing as well as those focused on Human Rights. Riley made a compelling appeal to continue the work towards a […]

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  • Join Us in Our Fight Against Elder Abuse

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. While the  topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least reported, investigated, and nationally addressed forms of […]

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  • UN Hosts 7th Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    The Global Ageing Network was well-represented at the Seventh Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in December. Board Chair Marcus Riley joined the Network’s UN liaisons, Bill Smith and Katie Weiss, along with Executive Director Katie Smith Sloan for the meetings. The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) was established by […]

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