Country will host session on aging and equality

“Aging, Solidarity and Social Protection: Time to Move Towards Equality” is the central topic of the Third Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will take place from May 8 to 11 this year in San JosĂ©.

The meeting is organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Government of Costa Rica. The sessions will examine the accomplishments of the international commitments made by countries in the region in the Brasilia Declaration adopted in 2007 during the Second Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Aging.

It will also serve to identify key actions to implement in the next five years, specifically those that will strengthen national capacities to respond to major challenges and emerging issues relating to older persons, said the economic commission in a release.

The conference will also define the regional contribution that will be presented before the Commission for Social Development of the Economic and Social Council in its 51st session, that will take place in February 2013.

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