International Institute on Ageing-United Nation-Malta
An official MOU was signed between MEAMA and INIA for
academic colloboration and support between the two organizations.
The UN Economic and Social Council, by its Resolution
1987/41 recommended to the UN Secretary-General, the establishment
of the International Institute on Ageing. On the 9th October
1987, the United Nations signed an official agreement
with the Government of Malta to establish the International
Institute on Ageing as an autonomous body under the auspices
of the United Nations. The Institute was inaugurated on
15th April, 1988 by the then United Nations Secretary-General,
H.E. Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar.
The Institute operates under the guidance of an International
Board consisting of nine members. The Chairperson of the
Board and six members are appointed by the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, with due regard to the principle
of equitable geographical distribution, and two members
are appointed by the Government of Malta. The term of
office of the Board is that of three years.
2- Association Tunisienne de Geriatrie (ATG)
There is a collaborating work with ATG to do a one year
courses in postgraduate geriatrics. The course consist
of 4 sessions each session last for two days. So far two
courses has been done 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
3- Saudi Geriatric Association
4- Maghreb Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MAMA)
MAMA was created in 2018 as part of MEAMA. The mission
of MAMA is to create a hub for education and training
in the field of ageing in North Africa. There is close
links and collaboration between the two organizations
with shared board members and shared visions and missions.
The ultimate aim is to provide adequate training courses
in the field of geriatrics and gerontology in the whole
Middle East and North Africa.
5- NGO Committee on Ageing
MEAMA is a member of the The NGO Committee on Ageing,
NY since 2010. The NGO , works to raise world awareness
of the opportunities and challenges of global ageing.
The Committee advocates within the United Nations community
to further integrate ageing in UN policies and programs
and encourages member states to include ageing needs in
social and economic policy considerations.
6- International Federation on Ageing
MEAMA is an active member of the International Federation
on Ageing since 2013. IFA is an an international non-governmental
organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate
sector, academia, government, and individuals. They BELIEVE
in 'generating positive change for older people throughout
the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating
information on rights, policies, and practices that improve
the quality of life of people as they age.' http://www.ifa-fiv.org