Virtual side event on “Digital Technologies and Older Persons: A smart mix”

The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development will take place from 8 to 17 February 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of the Commission Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all could not be timelier, as digital technologies have become a ubiquitous and key tool in navigating COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery efforts. The Commission presents a key global platform for development leaders to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a policy dialogue on social issues for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals.

The AARP-United Nations Briefing Series place a spotlight on global ageing and catalyze political momentum to influence action and delivery.

The 14th annual AARP-United Nations Briefing Series, organized by AARP and DESA in collaboration with ITU and the United Nations Independent Expert on the human rights of older persons, aims to examine how to ensure the inclusion of older people’s rights, needs, interests and perspectives in efforts of the international community to optimize the use of digital technologies and mitigate its risks. In doing so, the event will engage new and current partners in a discussion to highlight the challenges faced by and opportunities for older people in digital inclusion; digital capacity building and ensuring that digital products, policies and practices comply with human rights standards and protections of older people.

Date: 8 February 2021, 09:00 – 10:30am (New York time)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

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