Vienna NGO Committee on Ageing

Aims and Activities

The aims of the Vienna NGO Committee on Ageing are to facilitate and support United Nations' actions related to ageing through the following:

  1. Convening meetings
  2. Acting as a forum for sharing information and knowledge on issues concerning ageing
  3. Facilitating a liaison between NGOs and the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and all other UN bodies

The Committee meets at the Vienna International Centre, usually five to six times, but at least three times a year. In the meetings the Committee reviews the state of liaison with relevant UN bodies and other international organisations dealing with matters concerning ageing, provides an exchange of information about ageing matters between Committee members, and occasionally invites external speakers for more in-depth information on specific age-related topics. It, further, maintains the contact with other NGO groupings, especially the NGO Committees on Ageing in New York and Geneva.



Full membership is open to NGOs having expertise and interest in the field of ageing, being in General or Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, or having been placed on the Roster in accordance with the principles laid down in ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31.

Associate Membership is open to national and international NGOs that are non-profit organisations which do not comply with the principles laid down in ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31 but have expertise and interest in the field of ageing.


(March 2009)

Chairperson:Arch. Monika Klenovec, ZONTA International (klenovec(at)
Vice-Chair:Ingrid Dummer, EFOS ñ European Federation of Older Students (IngridDummerKiel(at)
Vice-Chair and Secretary:Dr. Ulrike Waginger, INPEA - International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ulrike.waginger(at)
Treasurer:Ceja Gregor-Hu, International Inner Wheel
Honorary Chair:Hilde Rosenmayr, International Federation on Ageing

contact details

Monika Anna Klenovec
ZONTA International
Dr. Clemens Pirquetstrasse 10
2380 Perchtoldsdorf
Tel.: +43 699 177 88 990