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WEBINAR: Older Persons & COVID-19 - Strengthening Health & Rights through Collective Action

DATE: 28 July 2020 (Tuesday)
TIME: 16:30 - 17:30 CET (Geneva) / 10:30 - 11:30 EDT (New York)

Access the webinar livestream here

UNFPA and WHO, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNDESA and HelpAge International are co-hosting this virtual convening to:

- Commit to strengthen collective action to support countries—governments, civil society and community organizations—to ensure the rights of older persons and respond to their needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond;

- Amplify voices from older persons and in-country responders to understand the emerging challenges in the implementation of policies and practices for COVID-19;

- Share good practices from national actors around the health, rights and social protection of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, please contact Ritu Sadana ( or Alana Officer (

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