Upcoming events

  • 2021-09-28 11:30 - 2021-09-28 12:30

    Join OPAN for this new webinar series exploring wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Over the coming weeks we bring together researchers, health and wellbeing experts and people with lived experience to share their tips and advice that can support your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Hear from our panel of experts who will explore how to maintain your physical health and diet during COVID-19.

    In webinar 2 on Tuesday 28th September (11:30am AEST) Your Wellbeing: Staying Physically Active we will cover:

    • Importance of physical activity and exercise during COVID-19.
    • Falls prevention strategies.
    • Diet and nutrition advice.
    • Accessing GP services.
    • Exercise ideas.

    Read more and click here to register.

  • 2021-10-01 08:00 - 2021-10-01 11:30

    UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) 2021 is being presented by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the NGO Committees on Ageing in New York, Geneva and Vienna. This year's theme of "Digital Equity for All Ages" predicates the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. The 2021 UNIDOP will provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and serve as a call to action. The #UNIDOP2021 will adopt a person-centered, human rights approach to ensure digital equity including adequate policies, access, digital literacy and safety for individuals of all ages.

    The event will take place on October 1, 2021 at the following times:

    Click here to learn more.

    Click here to register.

  • 2021-10-12 11:30 - 2021-10-12 12:30

    Join OPAN for this new webinar series exploring wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Over the coming weeks we bring together researchers, health and wellbeing experts and people with lived experience to share their tips and advice that can support your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Hear from our panel of experts who will explore how to maintain your social and emotional needs during COVID-19.

    In webinar 3 on Tuesday 12th October (11:30 AEST) Your Wellbeing: Social and Emotional Strategies we will cover:

    • Impact of COVID-19 on social and emotional well-being.
    • Staying connected with others.
    • Creativity ideas.
    • Mental health and social supports available.

    Click here to read more and register.

  • 2021-10-21 09:00 - 2021-10-29 23:00

    This conference will take the form of a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops over the period of 21-29 October 2021 and will be of interest to frontline health workers, human rights advocates, medical professionals, academics, researchers, policy advisors, NGOs and media professionals.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic the world has shown its capacity to mobilise and act in the face of an unprecedented public health crisis. How can we build on this momentum to address the challenges arising from the threat of climate change and its impact on our health?

    In the lead up to COP26, Health and Human Rights in the Climate Crisis: Charting Challenges and Solutions will showcase the research, policies and practice of experts in the fields of public health, climate science, law and human rights to support global developments to address climate change

    Drawing on our shared experiences of increasing climate threats, including fire, floods and temperature rises, the conference will serve as a call to global governments to take urgent steps that recognise the link between the increasing burden on under-resourced public health systems, the exploitation of the natural world and altered climatic conditions.

    *Tickets are inclusive of all conference sessions. Video links will be sent to registered ticket holders prior to the event.*

    Conference convenors

    • Australian Human Rights Institute, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney
    • Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California
    • The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • 2021-11-10 - 2021-11-12 All day

    The IFA is thrilled to announce that the 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” will be convened, for the first time, both virtually and in person in Niagara Falls, Canada from 9-12 November 2021. Pre-conference master classes and summits will be held on 9 November 2021.

    Register now to join – in person or virtually – with delegates from government, NGOs, industry, academia and the global community of older people in Niagara Falls, Canada or from the comfort of your home / office.