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I wonder what Dr Robert Butler, Pulitzer Prize winner (non-fiction, 1976) and foremost physician and geriatrician, would say, if he were alive today, about how older people are being treated in this global pandemic.

Following a meeting of its members on Thursday, 7 May 2020, the ILC Global Alliance has prepared a Position Statement on COVID-19.

The Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and ILC-Netherlands research project focusses on the impact, measures and restrictions of the corona virus on the senior population. The project intends to focus on how a diverse group of seniors (aged 60+) experience the virus and the measures taken. How do they perceive the risks and how does is impact their daily lives?

Our representative in Geneva, Silvia Perel-Levin, chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva met with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 1st April 2019.

ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache bringing ageing to the Transnational Law Summit

On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.

In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.

The November issue of the UN Special magazine is dedicated to older persons.

Our representative in Geneva wrote an article about the importance of combatting ageism and describes the work of the NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva. 

A one day workshop on “Orientation of Seniors as Volunteers for the Niramay Arogya Seva Project (Healthy Living)”  was jointly organized by the Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations of Pune (ASCOP) and the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) with the support of GHARDA CHEMICALS LTD on the 3rd of August 2016 in Pune.

El Dia, one of the most read newspapers of the Dominican Republic invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-DR, Vice President of INPEA and one of the pioneers of geriatrics in the country, to talk about the situation of older adults in a space denominated Colloquium of El Dia to which every week an important person of the Dominican society is invited.