ILC Canada, ILC Global Alliance and the LIFE Research Institute hosted a UN Side Event at the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing, April 15, 2019, as part of ILC Canada’s advocating plan for the UN Convention on the Rights of Older People.

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Click here to view the event on the UN WebTV: 

The International Longevity Centre-Canada, the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance and the LIFE Research Institute from the University of Ottawa hosted a side event at the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing called Live Well, Learn Well: An International, Inter-sectoral Discussion of Income Security and Lifelong Learning. The panelists discussed the state of income security and lifelong learning at an international level through health, business and human rights perspectives.

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Panelists and moderators included:

  • Margaret Gillis, President, ILC-Canada.
  • Catherine Boucher, Counsellor, Canadian Mission to the United Nations.
  • Chris Simpson, President Canadian Medical Association.
  • Paul Hogan, Founder Home instead Seniors Care, World Economic Forum Partner, Global Agenda Council on Aging, United states of America.
  • Fabio Duran Valverde, Social Protection Department, International Labor Organization, Geneva.
  • Idah Mukuka Nambeya, Senior Advisor to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. Grandmothers in Africa, Zambia.
  • Professor Jacques Fremont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • Professor Julie Byles, International Longevity Centre Australia.
  • Professor Linda Garcia, LIFE Research Institute, University of Ottawa.

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ILC Canada would like to thank our sponsors the Canadian Medical Association, FADOQ, Home Instead, the Government of Canada and the UNDESA. 

ILC Canada and ILC Global Alliance (ILC GA) also made three statements to the Plenary of the OEWG attached below.

This year's themes, life-long learning, income security and the normative elements of a Convention were presented by Peggy Edwards (ILC Canada), Margaret Gillis (ILC Canada and ILC GA) and Silvia Perel-Levin (ILC GA). Below, Margaret Gillis and Peggy Edwards deliver statements to the UN.

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