Partnership Pillar

The analytical and intergovernmental pillars will be supported by a strong foundation of partnerships at the regional and national levels. At the regional level, ESCAP will coordinate an inclusive set of partners from the UN system and civil society. Partners from the UN system will include UNFPA, ILO, WHO and UNDP. Civil society partners will include Help Age, IFA and the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Organizations. Partnerships will also be strengthened with regional organizations like ASEAN and SAARC. A steering committee will be established under the leadership of ESCAP with relevant members from UN system and civil society to oversee the entire review process.

At national level, it will be ensured that national consultations are inclusive, with full participation of all stakeholders including Governments, civil society, organizations of older persons and academia.