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NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva (NGO CoA)

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NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva (NGO CoA)

The NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva, like the CoA in NY and Vienna, works to further the United Nations’ mission of building a society for all ages. It raises awareness of ageing by organising events at the UN around the International Day of Older persons and at the Human Rights Council in partnership with the UN, the office of the Independent Expert on the rights of older persons, UNECE, UNFPA  and specialised agencies like WHO, ILO and others.  It advocates for the inclusion of older persons in Human Rights resolutions, at different Human Rights mechanisms and at the specialised agencies based in Geneva. The Committee functions as a platform for exchanging information among NGOs active at the UN in Geneva. About 25 NGOs are currently members but we have a much larger mailing list of people with interest in older persons. A newsletter disseminates information and news on global developments related to our issues. Regular communication with the Vienna and New York UN NGO Committees on Ageing and with the SGA is maintained.