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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. 

Read the article 
https://www.unspecial.org/2016/11/take-a-stand-against-ageism/

Or download the whole issue:
https://www.unspecial.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/UNSPECIAL_Novembre2016-web.pdf

The Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on Ageing with the Independent Expert, Ms Rosa Kornfeld Mate, following a Human Rights Council side event on older refugees.

 

Side event at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council organized by the Group of Friends of Older Persons. On the panel, The State Secretary of Slovenia, the ambassadors of Namibia and Singapore, the deputy permanent representative from Brazil, The Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons, Representative from Age Platform Europe and the Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing as moderator.

Silvia Perel-Levin
International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA) representative to the UN, Geneva

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Professor Julie Byles, Head of ILC-Australia presents on ‘Healthy Ageing at very old ages – perspectives of women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, at the 53rd Annual Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference in 2020.

After a successful first edition in 2019, almost one hundred participants (ranging from 50 to 74 years) started on 14 January 2021 with the free learning program Silver Starters, which was developed by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Aegon. In 12 weeks, the participants will lay the foundation for converting their idea into their own company through online learning and coaching.

On the last day of 2020, the 300th story milestone was accomplished and published on Wij & corona (translated into Us & corona). On this Dutch story platform experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other! For example, Willem (71) tells how he tries to stay fit at home and Maarten (77), who is a heart patient and must be extra careful.

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