Adopted in April 2002, the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) is a comprehensive action plan bringing governments, civil society and other stakeholders together for building a society for all ages.
The MIPAA is the first global agreement which recognises older people’s contribution to the development of their societies and which invites governments to include the issue of ageing in all social and economic development policies, including in poverty reduction programmes.
Though not legally binding, it remains a global guiding document with priority focused in the areas of:
- older persons and development;
- advancing health and well-being into old age; and
- ensuring enabling and supportive environments.
The MIPAA has an innovative participatory review process every five years, in which older people’s involvement is encouraged.
Collecting AGE members’ feedback, AGE has drafted its contribution to 2017 review of the MIPAA RIS (Regional Implementation Strategy) across the European Union.
Generally, AGE regrets the low-profile of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) within national policy agendas, its disconnection from other relevant policy frameworks and the overall lack of involvement of older persons, their organisations or other relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the MIPAA.