2018 AARP UN Briefing Series

Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty



AARPJanuary 30, 2018 - 13:00 PM - 20:00 PM

United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA


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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.”

Confirmed Speakers include: 

  • Moderator: Mr. Raj Kumar, President and editor-in- chief, Devex
  • Keynote Address: Mr. Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Government of the United States
  • Ms. Lisa Marsh Ryerson, EVP & President, AARP Foundation
  • Mr. José António Vieira da Silva, Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security, Government of Portugal
  • Mr. Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

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Contact: Erica Dhar,
DIrector of Global Alliances,
AARP International

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Luncheon Briefing:
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Evening Reception:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Delegates Dining Room 
UN Headquarters | 46th Street and 1st Avenue 
New York, New York




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