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Age-friendly World Newsletter!

In this Newsletter:

• WHO/IFA Webinar (30 Oct) - Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages

• Join the AGE Platform Europe #AgeingEqual campaign against ageism!

WHO/IFA Webinar - Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages

WHO/IFA Webinar - Ending Ageism

The IFA and WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to announce the ninth in a series of webinars that are part of an ongoing dialogue to bring together knowledge, new ideas and innovation around age-friendly environments (AFE).

The webinar Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages will take place on 30 October (Tues) from 12:00-1:00pm GMT.

The presenters are: 

• Dr Vânia de la Fuente Núñez Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization 

• Prof. Liat Ayalon - Professor, Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism 

• Dr Nena Georgantzi - Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe, PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway

The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps. 

Please join us for the discussion and an opportunity to connect with colleagues interested in AFE. 

Register for the webinar here

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The IFA/WHO Webinar Series features experts from around the world exploring a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. All attendees are welcome – older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building age-friendly environments.

Join the AGE Platform Europe campaign against ageism - #AgeingEqual

To celebrate and highlight that human rights do not diminish with age, AGE Platform Europe has announced a 70 day campaign against ageism, ‘Ageing Equal’. The campaign invites people and organisations from around the world to stand up for everyone’s rights no matter what age you are, and be vocal in raising awareness of ageism and age-discrimination as a serious global issue.  

The campaign launched on 1 October, the International Day of Older Persons, and will run for 10 weeks leading up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December. Each week has a specific theme, demonstrating the widespread effects of ageism across diverse groups in society. A campaign blog also features written contributions and testimonials from organisations, experts, and individuals with the aim to establish a lasting community and platform for action around the momentum of the Declaration’s 70th anniversary. 

To find out more about the campaign, visit the website here or their guide to involvement here.

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Age-friendly World is a World Health Organization website dedicated to promoting age-friendliness around the world. The World Health Organization Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) is a global coalition of cities and communities committed to becoming more age-friendly. We currently consist of 720 member cities and communities in 39 countries, covering a population of over 210 million people. 

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