Launch in the Region of the Americas of the 2023 progress report of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030)

Launch in the Region of the Americas of the 2023 progress report of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030)

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Join us on Tuesday, April 2th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am (Washington DC time) on the webinar "Launch in the Region of the Americas of the 2023 progress report of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030)".

Within the framework of the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030) and in accordance with the request made by the States to the United Nations and the WHO to report the progress achieved in the years 2023, 2026, 2029 and 2030, and as a continuation of the Reference Report published in 2020, the following event is proposed that will mark the launch of the 2023 Progress Report for the Region.

The results reveal that progress has been made in the first phase of the Decade, despite the challenges that the world has faced since 2020. The report also shows the involvement that the countries of the Region have in the implementation of the Decade, with more than 10 case studies mentioned in the document and more than 50 included in the Platform.

Although the States of the Region have also formulated new policies, strategies, and frameworks to advance the commitments of the Decade, the challenge is to learn how initiatives can be used and expanded to reach a greater number of older people, who must occupy a central place in the Decade.

With this webinar we hope to celebrate the progress made in the first three years of the Decade in the Region; share examples and inspire actions that can accelerate implementation over the next three years.

How to participate

Zoom Registration

Target audience

  • Policymakers, with special attention to focal points and other areas involved in healthy aging;
  • Stakeholders in the implementation of the Decade, such as United Nations agencies, civil society, academia, the private sector; and older people.



 Activity and panelists 

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Opening remarks

Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas, Assistant Director, PAHO

10:05 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Advances during the Decade 2023

Moderator: Dr. Enrique Vega, Unit Chief, Healthy Life Course and Dr. Patricia Morsch, Healthy Aging Advisor

1.1 Combat ageism: Inter-American Convention for the Protection of the Rights of Older Persons: Roberto Rojas Dávila, Head of the Section of Groups in Situations of Vulnerability Organization of the Department of Social Inclusion of the OAS

Comments: Ms. Ix'Chel Poot, Executive Director for the National Council on Ageing, Belize

1.2 Age-friendly environments: Franca Gatto, Director, Division of Aging, Seniors and Dementia at PHAC, Canadá

Comments: Lic. María del Carmen Bayardo Solórzano, General Director of Strategic Projects, Jalisco, Mexico

1.3 Integrated Care - ICOPE strategy: Nanet González Olate, Care Management, Ministry of Health, Chile

Comments: Dr. Isabel Barrientos, National Geriatrics and Gerontology Hospital, Costa Rica

1.4 Long-term care: Dr. Lais Abramo, National Secretary of Care and Family Policy, Brazil

Comments: Simone Cecchini, Director CELADE, ECLAC

10:50 a.m. - 11:22 a.m.

Moving forward to 2030

Moderator: Dr. James Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Health Systems and Services

-Mario Urcuyo Solórzano, Deputy Minister of Health, Costa Rica

-Kirk Humphrey, Minister of People's Empowerment and Elder Affairs of Barbados

-Lina Walker, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP

-Pablo Ibarrarán, Chief of the Health and Social Protection Division, IDB

11:23 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Final reflection and closing: The involvement of older people in the Decade

Martha Pelaez, Association of Former PAHO/WHO Staff Members, Healthy Aging Committee

For more information

  • UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Progress Report, 2021-2023 - Case studies