13th April 2018
ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache bringing ageing to the Transnational Law Summit
From April 10 to 13, Alexandre Kalache participated in the Transnational Law Summit, an international conference held at King’s College London. The focus of the conference was on inequalities and the multiple consequences for health, well-being, social harmony and the status of women and other disadvantaged groups. Alexandre Kalache spoke about the importance of developing frameworks that guarantee the opportunities for active ageing across the life course. In particular, the session emphasized the need for a legal mechanism to guarantee older persons’ rights. Older people are still the only group considered as vulnerable that does not have a specific convention to protect their rights.
"Let the elderly be included, they matter" is the message that Tineke Abma would like to convey. On Friday, June 23, she delivered her inaugural lecture 'The Art of Belonging' following her appointment as professor of Elderly Participation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. This is a brief summary of her inaugural speech.
23 June 2023
Members of the ILC Global Alliance got together at the IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing in Bangkok, Thailand, last June. Representatives of ILCs from Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the conference.
In the forum moderated by HLPF Chair Lachezara Stoeva, President, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Ovide Mercredi and other participants discussed the effective and inclusive recovery measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore actionable policy guidance for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at all levels. Speaking as an older Cree man, who has spent his adult life fighting for the rights of First Nations people, Ovide challenged Member States to commit to real change by addressing the SDG goals in a comprehensive manner.
10 July 2023