by: HelpAge International
Statement from the floor by Ms Silvia Stefanoni, CEO of HelpAge International, at the 4th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development.
Makes the following suggestions for the Sustainable Development Framework:
1. Ensure that all goals take account of people at all stages of their lives – from cradle to grave.
2. Member States to measure progress on ageing by looking at policies, attitudes and budgets to ensure regular income, health, rights to education and decent work and a supportive and safe environment for all across the life-course.
3. Include Age in the target and indicator setting with monitoring tools that are old age specific.