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United Nations International Day of Older Persons

United Nations International Day of Older Persons

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and the 30th Anniversary of the UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP), this inaugural virtual celebration unites UN officials and leaders in the fields of ageing and beyond to address the call to action for a Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030.

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IFA Directors – Call for Expressions of Interest

IFA Directors – Call for Expressions of Interest

In the following joint statement, the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination calls on increased investment in educating and encouraging older adults and those with chronic diseases to be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia:Worth the Shot

Pneumococcal Pneumonia:Worth the Shot

In the following joint statement, the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination calls on increased investment in educating and encouraging older adults and those with chronic diseases to be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Equal Health Access at Every Age: “The Rights of Older Adults Are Human Rights”

Equal Health Access at Every Age: “The Rights of Older Adults Are Human Rights”

“Older adults make significant social and economic contributions in Canada,” says Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). “They’re the glue that holds the fabric of this country together. They’re resilient. They have ambition and commitment. And yet, the system has failed to address the diversity, strength, and rights of our older population. The rights of older adults are human rights.”

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