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«Rights Matter»
15th Global Conference on Ageing Registration Now Open
Mark the calendar, the IFA’s 15th Global Conference on Ageing will be convened in Niagara Falls, Canada from 1-3 November, 2020. Entitled «Rights Matter» the conference will continue to be an international platform driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing and engaging delegates from around the world.
The overall program will give focus to the rights of older people while improving our understanding of age-friendly environments, debating the solutions to address inequalities, confronting the reality of ageism, and delving into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.
Registration is now open for DelegatesExhibitorsand Volunteers.
For the latest conference updates browse the NEW website.
Are you interested in or working at the intersection of ageing, cognitive health and policy?
Cognitive impairment, coupled with a rapidly ageing global population is positioned to greatly impact individuals and society. In response to this emerging issue, the IFA and the DaneAge Association are convening the Copenhagen Summit on Cognitive Reserve: A Public Policy Approach to Brain Health in Denmark on24-25 October 2019. As influencing and shaping age-related policy is a critical component of IFA work, the Summit aims to ensure that the science of cognitive reserve is translated into policies aimed at maximized the functional ability and well-being of older people.
Improving the Uptake Rates of
Adult Vaccination
IFA Project Update
The IFA and project partners are working to uncover the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases; informing strategies and affecting policy change at a national, regional and international level and working toward improving vaccination uptake rates. Throughout 2018 and into early 2019, significant outcomes have been achieved:
The IFA continues to develop collaborations with diverse stakeholders, mobilizing knowledge about adult vaccination through Twitter (@Vaccines4Life), spotlighting relevant vaccination news, raising the profile of the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination and working cooperatively to safeguard the functional ability of those most at-risk from vaccine-preventable diseases.
To learn more or find ways to get involved contact IFA Project Officer Ms Megan Acton at macton@ifa-fiv.org
Call for Inputs:
Regarding humanitarian assistance for older persons in situations of risk and emergencies
The next annual thematic report by the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons will focus on the topic of older persons in situations of risk and emergencies. The purpose of this report is to help identify causes and implications of inadequate humanitarian assistance for older persons in situations of risk and emergencies and to propose solutions.
The report will be informed by written contributions from civil society organizations as well as the discussions from a roundtable event in Geneva that was held in February 2019. Submissions should be sent to olderpersons@ohchr.org, copyingkhassine@ohchr.org, before the first week of May 2019.
Building a DR Community of Practice
IFA Project Update
The Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Barometer Program is working towards a world where people living with diabetes are enabled to maintain their vision health as they age. Led by the IFA as the Secretariat, the Program is driven by the dialogue and pilot projects generated by three Communities of Practice: Patient Education and Empowerment, Guidelines and Protocols, and Coordinated Care.
Advocates for diabetes, vision health, and healthy ageing, as well as healthcare professionals who work with adults with diabetes are invited to join the DR Barometer Communities of Practice. By signing up, members gain access to interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and networking opportunities, online discussions, expert insights, and a library of resources like guidelines and education materials.
Upcoming Webinars
Mobilising for the 10th Session of the
Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing
13 March 2019
Co-hosted by the IFA and GAROP, this webinar is intended to help civil society organizations (CSOs) engage more effectively with the OEWG process. It will provide practical insights into what to expect at the OEWG10 and will help inform CSOs about how to prepare.
Upcoming Events
International Women’s Day
8 March 2019
The IFA joins millions of colleagues around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, and especially older women. Think equal, build smart, innovate for change focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
Join the conversation, #IWD2019
Vision Academy
Annual Meeting
15-16 March 2019
Dr Jane Barratt will join experts in ophthalmic care in Amsterdam this month for the Vision Academy annual meeting. Through their collective expertise, the Vision Academy seeks to provide guidance for best clinical practice in the management of retinal disease, particularly in areas with insufficient conclusive evidence.
Economist Group Initiative on Healthy Ageing
21 March 2019
Mr Greg Shaw joins a distinguished panel of experts in Washington, DC for the Economist Group Initiative on Healthy Ageing. With an open discussion format, topics will cover new ways to think about ageing, multi-dimensional approaches to healthy ageing and exploring scenarios for the future.
The 10th Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA)
15- 18 April 2019
The IFA will be co-organizing a side event with the Dave Omokaro Foundation on 17 April 2019 entitled“Independence, Autonomy and Rights of Older Persons in the African Context.” The objective is to enhance understandings of systemic drivers of older person’s vulnerabilities in Africa and highlight the importance of legislative reforms to strengthen their rights. The side event will also serve to galvanize support for a legally binding human rights instrument specifically for older persons among Member States in the African region through the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) of Africa.
To learn more about how to advocate for the rights of older persons during the OEWGA as an accredited NGO, visit this page prepared by the Global Alliance on the Rights of Older Persons. Accredited NGOs can register to participate in the OEWGA by 1 April 2019.
Expert Advice, Open Discussion, Lifelong Learning
Engage with recent IFA Webinars
Age-Friendly Housing: Promoting healthy
spaces for all ages
Age friendly housing: Promoting healthy spaces for all ages
This webinar explored the many reasons why housing is so important to ongoing health; the integral role of accessible, affordable and inventive housing models in creating age-friendly environments, and featured presentations from winners of the WHO and Grantmakers in Aging Innovation@Home competition.
Ageing and
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Canada
Webinar: Ageing and vaccine preventable diseases in Canada
This first webinar in this series focused on ageing and vaccine-preventable diseases in Canada, exploring how vaccination can contribute to health and functional ability, highlighting the impact of frailty on health outcomes, discussing differential impacts of pneumonia, influenza and shingles on those at-risk.
Combating Ageism to Improve Access to Employment
Webinar: Combating Ageism to Improve Access to Employment
The second webinar of the IFA Post-Conference Education series explored the importance of supporting an ageing workforce, as well as outlined the actions that need to be taken to ensure that employers and individuals can reap the benefits of longer working lives.


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