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Upcoming Global Events

Commission on the Status of Women, 6-17 March 2023 

Priority theme: Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.   


Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 3-6 April 2023

Priority theme: Right to health and access to health services and social inclusion. This Open-ended Working Group is tasked with determining whether or not there should be an international legal instrument to protect the rights of older persons.  


The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), of which GPNYC is a member


Will start preparing for SGA's participation in all the processes leading up to and including the High Level Political Forum that will take place 10-19 July 2023 - the theme will be "Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels." The Sustainable Development Goals to be reviewed in-depth are: Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation, 7 on affordable and clean energy, 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. 


The SGA is likely to focus on goals 11 (where older persons are specifically mentioned) and goal 17 in its annual discussion paper to be submitted to the HLPF. All of these hearings will be on live UN WebTV.

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