About the IFA

The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 80 countries. 

IFA has general consultative status at the United Nations and its agencies and is in formal relations with the World Health Organization. 

The IFA is a registered charity in Canada, with an international and democratically elected Board of Directors.


Driving the Agenda of the World’s Ageing Populations


A world of healthy older people whose rights and choices are both protected and respected.


To be the global point of connection and networks of experts and expertise to influence and shape age-related policy.

Who we are

Activators; Catalysts; Motivators; Advisors; Mentors; Coordinators; Problem-solvers and we are Fact-based.

The International Federation on Ageing 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.

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