Mission statement

about ageingThe Focal Point on Ageing facilitates and promotes the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, including designing guidelines for policy development and implementation; advocating means to mainstream ageing issues into development agendas; engaging in dialogue with civil society and the private sector; and information exchange.

The Focal Point on Ageing provides support and servicing to intergovermental processes by producing reports on ageing issues and facilitating agreement on ageing resolutions and international standards and norms through the Commission for Social Development, the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.