U.S. Administration on Aging

Department of Health and Human Services

Media Advisory                      


For Immediate Release                                                           Contact:  AoA Press Office    

Monday, February 1, 2010                                                                    (202) 357-3507


U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging Greenlee to Address AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global Aging


HHS Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee will deliver keynote remarks at the 2010 AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global Aging, organized by the AARP and the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs on the occasion of the 48th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development.   


                                    Who:      Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS

                                    When:    Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street, NYC


The 2010 AARP-UN Briefing Series on Global Aging entitled “Global Health and Human Rights” aims to raise awareness of the implications that aging populations and demographic change have on national policies and social systems.


 Assistant Secretary Greenlee will discuss the challenges and opportunities of aging in the United States, and the efforts of this Administration to support the health and care of older Americans in the community. 


This series serves as a primary forum for government delegates, NGOs, foundations, and academics to exchange dialogue on how to develop and promote policies beneficial to older persons and society as a whole.  The UN Commission for Social Development meets annually in New York City to review relevant UN plans and programs of action pertaining to individuals with disabilities, youth, aging and the family. For more information about the Conference, please visit: http://www.aarpinternational.org/conference/conference_show.htm?doc_id=1090685


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