Population ageing together with globalization and urbanization characterize the major demographic upheavals of our time. A new narrative is beginning to emerge globally where older persons are viewed legitimate participants and contributors to society.

Using the narrative as a backdrop, the speakers will address the social and economic opportunities with longevity; ageism as a  fundamental barrier to healthy ageing; environments such as age-friendly created to enable older people to do what they value; and the complementary roles of the United Nations and member countries and NGOs to assure “no one is left behind as the UN looks to 2030 and beyond.”

Speakers include: Greg Shaw (IFA), Ursula M. Staudinger, Ph.D. (Columbia Aging Center/ILC USA), Janet A. Sigal, Ph.D. (MGO Committee on Aging/NY), Ruth Finkelstein, Sc.D. (Columbia Aging Center/ILC USA), Rosemary Lane, M.A. (UN DESA and UN Focal Point on Ageing). The session will be moderated by Cynthia Stuen, Ph.D. (IFA).

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