This year, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons centers on the theme of "Digital Equity for All Ages" which 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.
Objectives of #UNIDOP2021:
• To address digital availability, connectivity, design, affordability, capacity building, infrastructure, and innovation in the areas of public and private interests.
• To bring awareness of the importance of digital inclusion of older persons, while tackling stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination associated with digitalization taking into account sociocultural norms and the right to autonomy.
• To highlight policies to leverage digital technologies for full achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
• To explore the role of policies and legal frameworks to ensure privacy and safety of older persons in the digital world.
• To promote an intersectional person-centered human rights approach for a society for all ages taking into account existing/non-existing legal instruments in the field of digitalization.
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. Partnering events are being hosted by NGO Committees on Ageing in Geneva and Vienna.
Information on the scheduled events, program details, speaker bios and agenda are forthcoming and will be available on the official UNIDOP 2021 website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/2021-unidop-digital-equity-for-all-ages.html.
PLEASE NOTE – if you pre-registered, additional registration is not required.