Older Persons and COVID-19: Strengthening Health and Rights through Collective Action

The focus of this event is on how the United Nations, together with civil society partners, can support Member States at global, regional and country level to collectively step up action for older persons to preserve their rights and dignity at all times.

UNFPA and WHO, in collaboration with DESA, OHCHR and HelpAge International are co-hosting this virtual convening to:

  • Commit to strengthen collective action to support countries – governments, civil society and community organizations – to ensure the rights of older persons and respond to their needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond;
  • Amplify voices from older persons and in-country responders to understand the emerging challenges in the implementation of policies and practices for COVID-19;
  • Share good practices from national actors around the health, rights and social protection of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 10:30-11:30 (New York)

Watch LIVE: unf.pa/olderpersonscovid19

Opening Remarks by WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Concept Note

Talking Points by Independent Expert Claudia Mahler