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Confronting ageism and empowering older people to ensure social, economic and political inclusion of all
9 Jul 2019 -  The Sustainable Development Goals recognise that development will only be sustainable if it is inclusive, leaving no one behind. Despite this, older people face widespread ageism and are often excluded from SDGs mechanisms and locked out of development by discriminatory laws, policies and attitudes in contexts such as employment, education, health services and beyond.

This event, organised by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing, will bring together a range of experts to examine how ageism and discrimination contribute to growing inequality, and how legal and policy frameworks are necessary for addressing older people’s exclusion. It will explore the potential for positive impact for individuals, societies and economies if older people are empowered, ageism is combatted, and a new understanding of ageing is embedded across all generations.