The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), adopted in 2002, remains the most comprehensive and specialized international framework for guiding global, regional and national efforts to empower and protect older persons. In 2020, ESCWA launched the fourth regional MIPAA review for the Arab region. The review process included a series of capacity-building workshops for government representatives and consultative dialogues with stakeholders and parliamentarians to ensure a whole of society approach.
The regional review process culminates in a regional review conference that brings together all stakeholders in Beirut on 1 and 2 June 2022. Key messages and recommendations emanating from the conference, as well as the final regional review report, will inform the Secretary-General's report on the MIPAA review that will be presented to the 61st session of the Commission on Social Development convening in February 2023.
Below are the events, documents and publications relevant to the fourth regional review of MIPAA.