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Developing a Blueprint for Civil Society and Private Sector Contributions: Towards the Elaboration of a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

Date: September 18, 2023

Location: New York

Venue: United Nations Headquarters


G3ict in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Global Initiative on Ageing (GIA), will host a kick-off event at the 2023 UN General Assembly SDG Summit Side Event on the benefit of the International Convention on the Rights of Older Persons and explore how private sector and civil society stakeholders can get involved and contribute their experience and perspectives to its elaboration. The discussion will highlight the value that older persons contribute to the economy and society at large, their growing demographic importance, how their insight and participation are critical to building our future, and which treaty dispositions would be needed to protect their rights and their unrestricted access and participation in all aspects of society including fast-evolving digital technologies and environments.

  • Date and Time: September 18, 2023, 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
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  • H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, Chair, G3ict, UNITAR and President, GIA
  • Mr. Axel Leblois, President and CEO, G3ict
  • Ms. Bethany Brown, International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Associate Social Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Ms. Silvia Neira, Vice President Global Initiative on Ageing; Board Member, Head of International Projects & Deputy Chief of Ageing Collaborations CIFAL Málaga-UNITAR United Nations Agency
  • Ms. Hillary Wool, Principal, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Ms. Hazel Moran, Vice President, Global Patient Insights and Advocacy at EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael Philips, Director, Technology Strategy & Relationships, AARP
  • Mrs. Frances West (Moderator), Founder of FrancesWestCo & Author, former Chief Accessibility Officer of IBM