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17-03-2021 | Press Conferences

WHO press conference UN Global Report on Ageism 16 March 2021

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Subject: Virtual press briefing on release of the first UN Global Report on Ageism

On Thursday 18 March, WHO and UN partners -- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) -- are releasing the first Global Report on Ageism. The Report provides data on how prevalent ageism is, identifies determinants, details the serious impacts –- on health, wellbeing and economies –- and outlines evidence-based strategies to prevent and respond to ageism.

Participants at media briefing:

Alana Officer, Unit Head for Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing, WHO

Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Technical Officer, Demographic Change & Healthy Ageing, WHO

Chris Mikton, Technical Officer, Demographic Change & Healthy Ageing, WHO

Rio Hada, Team Lead, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section / Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR

Monica Ferro, Director of Geneva Office / United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA

Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief, Programme on Ageing Unit / UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN DESA


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