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IFA VoltAGE E-News

IFA VoltAGE is a monthly e-mail publication. Keep up to date with the latest IFA activity, ongoing international work and news from member organizations.


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17th Global Conference on Ageing | Save the date!

January 2024

The International Federation on Ageing is thrilled to announce the upcoming 17ᵗʰ Global Conference on Ageing! This is an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, academia, professionals, thought leaders, government, civil society organizations and enthusiasts from around the world to come together, share insights, and foster collaborations that will help shape the future of older people.

New Secretary General announcement

December 2023

“The International Federation on Ageing is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anjali Tripathi as the next Secretary General, effective 2 January 2024.  Dr. Tripathi brings many years of experience in global health and wellbeing, addressing the needs of populations across the life course. With an expertise in policy development, strategic planning, and cross-sector collaboration at local and international levels, Anjali will play a pivotal role in guiding the IFA through its next phase of growth and success.”

WHO Guidance

November 2023

“Don’t miss out on WHO’s newly released guide focused on connecting generations! Ageism exists when “age” is used to categorize individuals and create social divisions, with ensuing injustice and harm and lack of solidarity across generations.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

October 2023

“The 2023 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Global Monitoring Report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank has found that more than half of the world’s population is still not covered by essential health services despite numerous global commitments.”

IFA written statement

September 2023

“As an international non-governmental organization whose membership base comprises government, civil society, industry, academia and individuals, the International Federation on Ageing appreciates the opportunity to provide a statement at the 54th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the abuse and neglect of older adults.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

August 2023

“We are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated resources from the 16th Global Conference on Ageing are now available for your exploration and utilization.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

July 2023

“The International Federation on Ageing’s 16th Global Conference took place in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference focused on five key themes that are crucial for addressing the needs and challenges of an aging population.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

June 2023

“Save the date from June 27th to 30th and be part of the 16th Global Conference on Ageing hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

May 2023

“Mark your calendars for June 27th-30th and join the International Federation on Ageing in the vibrant and bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand.”

16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

April 2023

“The 16th Global Conference on Ageing is just around the corner, and this year’s event promises to be one of the most informative and engaging yet.”

16TH IFA GLOBAL CONFERENCE16th IFA Global Conference on Ageing

March 2023

“The IFA looks forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to the 16th Global Conference on Ageing happening on in-person on 27th – 30th June 2023, at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in Thailand.”

Shingles Awareness WeekShingles Awareness Week

February 2023

“Shingles Awareness Week: why we need to keep talking about shingles.”


November 2022 VoltAGEHappy 2023

January 2023

“The IFA is thankful for having you beside us in 2022, hopeful that in 2023 we’ll keep working together to face the challenges of trying to build a better future for older persons.”

December 2022 VoltAGEHappy Holidays

December 2022

“From Toronto, Canada, to all our dear readers, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!”

November 2022 VoltAGEHealthy mind, Easy Breath

November 2022

“The one who has a healthy mind has an easy breath” – Lyza Sahertian

November 2022 VoltAGE

International Day of Older Persons

October 2022

“Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” – Tennyson

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