Human rights are at the heart of the issue

Human rights are at the heart of the issue

“The Universal Declaration inspired liberation movements and led to better access to justice, social protections, economic opportunities and political participation. Wherever respect for its commitments has been present, the dignity of millions has been uplifted, suffering prevented and the foundations laid for a more just world.” - Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights In the aftermath of conflict, the universal declaration of human rights represents a global commitment to upholding the values of equality, dignity and respect for all. The IFA proudly and enthusiastically advocates for the rights of the world’s population ageing. With almost a quarter...
“Disrupting the Status Quo”

“Disrupting the Status Quo”

Michael Tamblyn, Rakuten Kobo CEO, to deliver a key note address at the conference PRESS RELEASE | 25 April 2019   Outdated stereotypes and misconceptions of older age are pervasive, overwhelmingly negative and are also often internalized by older people, with serious impacts on participation, health and life expectancy.   With the undying belief that innovation is the key to helping older adults maintain their health, independence, and dignity as well as an ongoing commitment to accessibility for reading in later life, Mr Michael Tamblyn is a leader in disrupting the status quo.   Embedded in his work is the...
Rights Matter – Make Your Voice Heard

Rights Matter – Make Your Voice Heard

The IFA is pleased to announce that the 15th Global Conference on Ageing will take place in Niagara Falls, Canada from 1-3 November 2020.  With the central theme of “Rights Matter” the goal of the Conference is to bring together expertise from around the world and highlight the actions that have and continue to be taken in promoting the rights of older people since last meeting in 2018.  This will involve developing strong relationships, translating best practices, and sharing new research findings that impact the health and wellbeing of people globally.   Under the umbrella of “Rights Matter” the Conference...