The overall goals and objectives of the Geneva NGO Committee on Ageing include:

  • To further the United Nations’ mission of building a society for all ages;
  • To raise awareness of ageing and intergenerational issues and ensure that they are adequately addressed by the UN System;
  • To advocate for a new convention on the rights of older persons;
  • To influence global policy and monitor the implementation of existing commitments.

The Committee will strive to attain its objectives by:

  • Strengthening relationships with NGOs and by providing a platform for strategy development;
  • Bringing diverse voices from local and national levels to international platforms;
  • Drawing on the experience of Committee Members to share analysis on trends, needs and good practices; and
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Vienna and New York UN NGO Committees on Ageing and with the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG).

Officers and contact:

If you are interested in learning more about the Committee or joining the Committee, please contact the Executive Committee at


Silvia Perel-Levin

representative of the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC Global Alliance)


Kelly G. Fitzgerald

representative of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA)


Ursula Barter-Hemmerich

representative of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)