“Rights Matter” is the global conference on ageing for 2021. It represents a critical point of connection for all those fighting for the rights of older people in a time when their value may have been in question against the backdrop of the brutal nature and consequences of the global pandemic.
Four action areas of The Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030: ageism, age-friendly environments, primary health care, and long-term care alongside older people and pandemics constitute the structural pillars of the IFA Global Conference which is expected to attract more than a thousand delegates around the world across governments, NGOs, industry, academia and older people.
No person, young or older, is expendable. Older people are neither invisible nor powerless, their voices and leadership count. Now is not the time to stand aside – we have a collective responsibility to help influence and shape policy with and on behalf of older people into the future.