The International Federation on Ageing

The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries.  The IFA began operations in 1973, at a time when the social and economic impact of population ageing was only beginning to be understood by governments around the world.

The IFA has general consultative status at the United Nations and its agencies, and is in formal relations with the World Health Organization.  The IFA has been involved in drafting key initiatives such as the UN Principles for Older Persons, actively advocating for older people to be recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals, and maintaining a strong voice in the dialogue on how to best protect the rights of older people globally.

 

The Canadian Council of the Blind is proud to be a conference partner for the 14th Global Conference, Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing- From Evidence to Action.  For more information on this great conference, please visit www.ifa.2018.com