IAHSA is very lucky that we are very well represented at the United Nations by our two Ambassadors, Bill Smith, CEO, and Katie Weiss, Chair of the Board, both at Aging in America in New York City. Their regular attendance at meetings of the NGO Committee on Ageing and other UN events is very important in keeping us up-to-date on these global activities that can impact our members.

A recent presenter was Professor Robin Blackburn, author of Banking on Death or Investing in Life and Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex in England. Banking on Death offers a panoramic view of the history and future of pension provision. A work of unique scope, it traces the origins and development of the pension idea, from the days of the French Revolution to the troubles of the modern welfare state.

Thanks Bill & Katie. We’ll keep reporting on your UN activities to our blog readers