for the Second World Assembly on Ageing 24-27 October 2000, Dominican Republic Background This Second Meeting of the Technical Committee is central to the process of preparation of the revised International Plan of Action on Ageing and the Long-Term Strategy on Ageing, as its deliberations will be employed by the Secretariat in preparing these draft documents. Both documents will be submitted for discussion at the First Preparatory Committee of the Second World Assembly on Ageing in February 2001.
Thus, the second meeting of the Technical Committee will discuss and advise the Secretariat regarding the immediate content of the future revised International Plan of Action on Ageing and the Long-Term Strategy on Ageing. This Second Meeting of the Technical Committee has been made possible by the financial support of the Government of Spain, and hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
The First Meeting of the Technical Committee took place in Frankfurt, Germany in June 2000. Participants, who are new to the Second Meeting, have been sent the background document and report of the first meeting in advance. The first meeting consisted of general discussions in plenary and working groups on the issues of the focus of the new Plan of Action; the proposed framework; the foundation; end-users; and, format. There was also a discussion about the content of the proposed Long-Term Strategy on Ageing.
The Secretariat took the various suggestions made at the first meeting and held discussions within the United Nations, and on this basis, designed an outline (see Attachment 1) for the revised Plan of Action. Please note that at this meeting we are concentrating on the main part of the new Plan of Action, involving priority directions with priority issues (see Attachment 2), including corresponding objectives and recommendations. The Secretariat has designed the Model for presentation of priority directions (see Attachment 3).