NGO/DPI: NGO Briefing Prepared By: Ms. Tanya Naiken http://www.un.org/webcast/.html http://www.un.org/News/briefings/brarchives.htm
The DPI/NGO Section, in cooperation with the NGO Committee on Ageing, convened its first briefing for the Fall season. The discussion aimed to promote and strengthen the principles that were affirmed within the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). Although demographic forecast attested longer life expectancy such positive projections were afflicted by various challenges especially, in the developing nations. Todayâ€™s briefing sought to raise awareness of the objectives by MIPAA to empower society and eliminate societal prejudices against older persons, which hindered their progress.