About Us

The NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations Vienna was constituted in 1981 on the occasion of the first UN World Assembly on Ageing in Vienna in 1982. The UN unit responsible for the preparations was then situated at the UN seat in Vienna. This conference presented a milestone in the attention of the public, given the various issues connected with ageing.

Executive Board

Election Period 01/2024 – 01/2026

Member Organisations

The following Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with consultative status with ECOSOC are currently members of the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations Vienna

Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Mag. Maximilian Edelbacher (main representative)


European Federation of Older Students in Universities (EFOS)

Ingrid Dummer

Dr Katarina Grunwald

Dr Nadezda Hrapkova (President)


European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG)

Mag. Dirk Jarré (main representative)

Graduate Women International (GWI)

Mag. Elisabeth Francis (main representative)


HelpAge International (HAI)

Dr Alexandre Sidorenko (main representative)


International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

Prof Dr Thomas Frühwald (main representative)


International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)

Mag. Deborah Kamil (main representative)

Gerda Frey

Eva Robey


International Council of Women (ICW)

Eleonore Hauer-Róna (main representative)

International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

Dr Jacqueline Stark (main representative)

International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)

Dr Gertraud Pichler (main representative)

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)

Dr Ulrike Waginger, MSc (main representative)

Dr Shantu Watt

Mag. Heimo Zwischenberger


International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW)

Rita Assogna (main representative)

Marlene Parenzan


International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Maria Moritz (main representative)


International Inner Wheel (IIW)

Ceja Gregor-Hu (main representative)


International Longevity Centre – Global Alliance (ILC-GA)

Gertraud Dayé (main representative)


Servas International

Angelika Hofmann (main representative)


Soroptimist International

Christine Peer-Valenta (main representative)

Dr Martina Gredler

Mag. Marion Prechtl


Society for the Advancement of Global Understanding

Ing. Gebhard Fiedler (main representative)

Mag. Sieglinde Teuwen


Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP)

Renate Amesbauer (main representative)

Dr Maria Riehl


Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)

Dr Hava Bugajer-Gleitman (main representative)

Mag. Dina Baranes

Leonie Baranes


ZONTA International

Dr Ingeborg Geyer (main representative)

Dr Gertraud Ribitisch


Affiliated Organisations

The following additional organisations are supporting the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations Vienna by contributing regularly to our work

European Network of Green Seniors (ENGS)

Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel


European Union of Women (EUW)

Charlotte Winkler