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Seniors should be focus of development goals: Shaw

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VIDEO: The post-2015 global development agenda should put older people front and centre, Greg Shaw from the International Federation of Ageing has told the ACSA National Conference.

Mr Shaw said that older people were excluded from the Millennium Development Goals but there was growing recognition of their priority in the new global sustainability agenda.

He called on conference delegates to help influence the UN global agenda by raising the profile of the issues facing older people so that that this opportunity was not missed.

“If we don’t start addressing this today, the implications are that we will have a set social development goals that will be in place for the next 15 years, that will miss the mark,” he said.

After his keynote, Mr Shaw spoke to the NEWSROOM, click on the image below to play video:
Greg Shaw speaking to the NEWSROOM

Greg Shaw speaking to the NEWSROOM

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