The Madrid International Plan of Action (MIPAA) was adopted by the Second World Assembly on Ageing in April 2002, and it follows a comprehensive approach to development that links the issue of Ageing with other development frameworks related to human rights and social and economic development.
The review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan of Action takes place every five years, starting at the national level through the preparation of National reports and reviewing the results and progress made towards achieving MIPAA’s objectives, the results of the national reviews are consolidated in a regional report that contributes to the SG report submitted to the Commission on Social Development in its regular session.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched the process of the Fourth Review of Madrid International Plan of Action, and agreed with Member States on the review methodology, and prepared a guiding template to assist countries in preparing their national reports. ESCWA also organized a capacity building workshop in regard to preparing national reports on April 8th 2021, the workshop was attended by ageing focal points from 14 Arab Countries. The workshop aimed at reviewing the draft guiding template. Participants also discussed initial preparations and ideas and expected challenges and agreed on the time frame for the review process.
ESCWA organized a second workshop to review the progress made in preparing national reports for the Madrid International Plan of Action (MIPAA) on Ageing in Arab Countries review on 27 September 2021.
The workshop aimed at providing a platform for countries to discuss the preliminary results of national reports and facilitating peer learning. The workshop also provided an opportunity to discuss preparations for the regional review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in 2022.