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2018 AARP UNDESA Briefing Series

2018 AARP UNDESA Briefing Series

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  • 30 Jan 2018


Event Details

On January 30, 2017, AARP, the United Nations Focal Point on Ageing (UNDESA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a luncheon briefing and an evening reception with a focus on poverty eradication. 

This year’s event will be held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development whose theme is “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.”

By invitation only. Contact Erica Dhar if you have any questions.  

Luncheon: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Evening Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Luncheon Briefing: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.              Seated Lunch networking

1:30 p.m.              Welcoming Remarks

Beth Finkel, State Director, New York State Office, AARP

1:35 p.m.              Opening Remarks

Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

1:40 p.m.              Keynote Address

Lance RobertsonAssistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services,

Government of the United States

1:50 p.m.              Stakeholder Discussion

José António Vieira da SilvaMinister of Solidarity, Employment and

Social Security, Government of Portugal


Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation

Magdy Martínez-Solimán
Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Moderated by Raj Kumar, Founding President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, the media platform for the global development


2:35 p.m.               Question and Answer Session

2:55 p.m.               Closing Remarks

Rosemary Lane, UN Focal Point on Ageing, DESA

3:00 p.m.                Adjourn


Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.                    Reception opens



6:45 p.m.                    Welcome remarks

Erica Dhar, Director, Office of International Affairs, AARP

6:50 p.m.                    Opening Remarks

Alicia Georges, President-Elect, Board of Directors, AARP


6:55 p.m.                    Video Presentation

AARP at the UN