Advisory services

Ms. Rosemary Lane
Social Affairs Officer in social policy and development

Lane, Rosemary

Telephone: +1 212/963-5090
Fax: +1 212/963-3062
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Languages: English, some Spanish



Rosemary Lane has a background in social policy and development. She has worked extensively on the issue of ageing, having been a member of the team that drafted the first Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2002. She has undertaken research, contributed to publications and reports for intergovernmental bodies and written articles in this field. Ms Lane has worked with Governments in North, East and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central Asia in carrying out needs assessments, running training workshops and drafting national policies and programmes on ageing. She holds an MA in Social Policy from the State University of New York (1999).

Area of specialization:

Ageing, vulnerable groups, socially inclusive development; capacity building and training for policy and project formulation, development and monitoring; participatory methdologies; needs assessment.


2008 - present   Social Affairs Officer, Technical Cooperation Unit, Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA,
1993 - 2008   Social Affairs Officer, Social Integration Branch, Division for Social Policy and Development,
1992 - 1993   Programme Officer, United Nations Drug Control Programme,
1984 - 1992   Technical Cooperation Assistant, Department of Technical Cooperation for Development,


World Youth Report, Chapter Fifteen - DESA 2004

Guiding Framework and Toolkit for Practitioners, DESA 2008