Mr. Alexandre Sidorenko, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko is an international consultant on policy and programmes on ageing, including advisory services and training in Eastern European countries and countries of the former Soviet Union. His current assignments and duties: Member of the Societal Advisory Board of the EC Joint Programme Initiative "More years, better lives"; Global Ambassador for HelpAge International (London, United Kingdom); International tutor, International Institute on Ageing (UN-Malta); Member, Board of Trustees, World Demographic Association Forum Foundation (St. Gallen, Switzerland); Senior Advisor, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria).
Previously, Alexandre Sidorenko was the Chief of the Population Unit, UN Economic Commission for Europe (2010); and Head of the United Nations Programme on Ageing (1988-2009). He joined the United Nations Secretariat in 1988, in Vienna, Austria; and since 1993 he had worked at the UN Headquarters in New York. Alexandre Sidorenko served as the UN Coordinator of the International Year of Older Persons in 1999. His other major responsibilities during his 21 years of work for the UN had involved the coordination of the United Nations activities in the area of ageing, including promoting and monitoring the international policy and programmes on ageing. Dr. Sidorenko was leading the substantive preparations for the Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid, Spain in 2002 and its follow up activities.
Dr. Sidorenko was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his early education in Ukraine. Dr. Sidorenko pursued graduate studies in medicine, obtaining a Ph.D. in cellular immunology. He was a lecturer at the Kyiv Medical University from 1975 to 1978 and had ten years’ experience in experimental gerontology at the Kyiv Institute of Gerontology, spanning from 1978 to 1988.