Fourth Review and Appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
The fourth review and appraisal of the implementation of MIPAA took place pursuant to the Economic and Social Council resolution 2020/8. As the Second World Assembly on Ageing approached its 20-year milestone, the fourth review and appraisal of the implementation of MIPAA provides a unique opportunity to generate renewed momentum for international action to advance the ageing agenda.
This review and appraisal cycle took place against the background of a devastating COVID-19 pandemic, which directly or indirectly cost the lives of over 12 million older persons in 24 months, with more than half in lower middle-income countries. Despite Governments operating in the context of navigating uncertainty and increased pressure on resources as they responded to the crisis, 4 out of 7 Member States participated in the fourth review and appraisal cycle, representing 84 per cent of where older persons reside worldwide.
The report of the Secretary-General E/CN.5/2023/6 and Corrigendum E/CN.5/2023/6/Corr.1 present the conclusions of the fourth review and appraisal exercise carried out by Member States and coordinated through the Regional Commissions.
High-level panel discussion on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
When? Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where? United Nations Headquarters, New York (Conference Room 4)
One of the most salient conclusions from the fourth review and appraisal is that great disparities among and within regions exist in the rate of implementation of MIPAA, in the focus of countries and regions around the issue of population ageing, and on what constitutes emerging issues and ongoing challenges in each context.
The main objective of the high-level panel is to provide more information, from a regional perspective, than could be shared in the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of MIPAA and to stimulate an interactive discussion and facilitate an open exchange of views between all participants including Member States and Non-Governmental Organizations.
The high-level panel aims to:
- Position MIPAA as relevant and forward looking at 20, and that it provides a solid foundation to bring about the far-reaching social, economic, environmental and political changes that are needed to fully ensure the enjoyment of human rights by older persons.
- Recognise that the findings of the fourth review and appraisal of the implementation of MIPAA represent a critical moment to raise the ambition and urgency needed to leapfrog from business as usual, to injecting political will that regenerates commitments, leverage policy and legislative change, optimizes resources and maximizes deliverables for older persons.
- Accelerate action on promoting and protecting the human rights of older persons, including through efforts devoted to developing an international legal instrument.
- Looking forward, explore opportunities and pursue synergistic approaches to accelerating the implementation of MIPAA and transitioning to sustainable development in the lead up to SDG Summit.
- Draw upon growing interest among Member States, including recent resolutions of the General Assembly on the Summit of the Future and the proposed World Social Summit, to encourage the launch of multistakeholder partnerships to promote full and equal participation by older persons wherein their perspectives and expertise in identifying challenges, opportunities and solutions would inform and support efforts towards achieving the Global Goals.
- Consider the institutional mechanisms, good practices, digital technologies, and implementation tools identified in the national and regional levels of the fourth review and appraisal in accelerating the implementation of MIPAA.
- Build momentum to support the means of implementation of MIPAA.
Side event: Prioritizing the rights of older persons for decent work, productive employment, and full participation in society
When? Thursday, 9 February 2023, 1:15pm – 2:30pm
Where? United Nations Headquarters, New York (Conference Room 8) | Live webcast https://media.un.org/en/webtv