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Social Security for Older Persons
How do We Protect Pensions and Social Services for the Aging in the Midst of Economic Crisis?

Global Action on Aging and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Side Event during the Commission for Social Development

February 13, 2009

The Panel: Werner Puschra, Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, NYC Office, Christopher Rude, Adjunct Professor of Economics, New School University, Gemma Adaba, Representative of the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) to the United Nations, Sara Burke, Policy analyst, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York (moderator), Ashwini Sukthankar, Director, International Commission for Labor Rights and Susanne Paul, President, Global Action On Aging and Co chair, NGO Sub-Committee to Promote a Human Rights Convention on Aging.

Werner Puschra, Christopher Rude, Gemma Adaba and Sara Burke

The audience and the panel

The audience: UN staff, NGO representatives and diplomats.

Susanne Paul speaking during the Side Event.

The audience and Weijia Liu, GAA Research Associate.

Sergei Zelenev, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and 
Robert Venne, UN Program on Ageing.

 Werner Puschra and Christopher Rude

Stuart Wilson, HelpAge International, Helen Hamlim, International Federation on Aging (IFA), Mary Mayer, IFA and Judy Lear, Gray Panthers. 

The audience.

 Sara Burke, Ashwini Sukthankar and Susanne Paul.

Christopher Rude, Gemma Adaba and Sara Burke.

Christopher Rude.

The audience asking questions.

Gemma Adaba and Sara Burke.

Gemma Adaba, Mary Mayer and Ashwini Sukthankar.

Christopher Rude and Ed Ryan, AARP.

Gemma Adaba, Susanne Paul, Sara Burke, Christopher Rude and Ashwini Sukthankar.

Evelyn Chidyausiku, GAA Senior Volunteer, Myriam Lacroix, GAA Research Associate, Susanne Paul, Hager Youssef, Natalia Rojas and Jacqueline Foelster, GAA Research Associates. 


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