2011 AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global Aging:Live Webcast
"Innovative Ideas in Combating Poverty: Opportunities & Challenges"
This event will be held over two days and the live webcast will be broadcast live on both 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm the 8th and 9th of February (New York Time).
AARP, in cooperation with the United Nations Programme on Ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and the United Nations University (UNU) will organize a series of luncheon briefings on key global aging issues from February 8-9, 2011.
The fifth annual AARP UN Briefing Series will commemorate the UN Commission for Social Development 49th session (February 8-19, 2011), which will devote its priority theme to "Poverty Eradication". To inform the discussions of the commission, innovative ideas in combating poverty along with the opportunities and challenges of global aging will be discussed. AARP will work with UNDESA and UNU to convene two luncheon briefings to bring together government delegates, NGOs, foundations, and academics.
We are pleased to announce that madame Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and current Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women will deliver the keynote address at the briefing.
Additional Speakers include: Lee Hammond, AARP President; Rosemary Lane, UN Programme on Ageing, Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Michael J. Hodin, Adjunct Senior Fellow, the Council on Foreign Relations; Josh Collett, Vice President, International Affairs, AARP; Nicola Armacost, Managing Director and Co-founder, Arc Finance; Ivan Šimonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - New York; Dr. Anne Degrand-Guillaud, Directorate General of Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission; Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary General Department for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations; and others.
The Mission of the United Nations University is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.