The International Federation on Ageing – an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries – announces with great excitement a new Post-Conference Education Webinar Series featuring the most popular and emerging sub-themes within the framework of addressing inequalities, age-friendly environments, combating ageism and toward healthy ageing. In fact, in 2018 the IFA held its largest global conference to date, convening over 1200 delegates. However, there were many more people who wanted to participate and were unable.
Therefore, throughout 2019 the IFA will host twelve webinars, divided into four learning programs representing the IFA2018/2020 Conference themes.
• January – March 2019: Combating Ageism
• April – June 2019: Toward Health Ageing
• July – September 2019: Age-Friendly Environments
• October – December 2019: Addressing Inequalities
Combating Ageism is the first theme that the webinar series will address. Discrimination against individuals based on their age has serious consequences on many aspects of an older person’s life, such as health, wellbeing, employment, housing and access to social and care systems.
Human Rights of Older Persons and Agenda 2030 is the first webinar in the series and will address key areas for implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ensures it fulfils its mandate for older persons.
The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST and will be presented by:
• Ken Bluestone, Head of Policy and Influencing, Age International
• Erica Dhar, Director of Global Alliances, AARP
• Cynthia Stuen, IFA Representative at the United Nations in New York
• Frances Zainoeddin, IFA Representative at the United Nations in New York
The IFA is a registered charity in Canada with general consultative status at the United Nations and its agencies, and is in formal relations with the World Health Organization. The IFA has been involved in drafting key initiatives such as the UN Principles for Older Persons, actively advocating for older people to be recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals, and maintaining a strong voice in the dialogue on how to best protect the rights of older people globally.