The Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing will be held from 12 to 14 September 2017 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.
The Meeting is being convened in pursuance of ECOSOC resolution 2015/5 of 20 July 2015 on the modalities for the third review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), 2002.
Fifteen years after the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, the Meeting will serve as a key regional platform for reviewing the achievements in the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action and the challenges that remain.
The objectives of the Meeting are:
(a) To review the progress made in the Asia-Pacific region in the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action;
(b) To consider key priorities under each priority direction in the Madrid Plan of Action for the next implementation cycle from 2017 to 2021 in the Asia-Pacific region;
(c) To identify key areas for regional cooperation to further strengthen the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action.
The outcome of the Meeting will represent the Asia-Pacific input, which will contribute to the global review to be conducted in early 2018 under the auspices of the Commission for Social Development.