International Elder Justice Policy
United Nations (UN) entities and international organizations are calling for comprehensive international policy to ensure the rights of older people. They have convened international forums, conducted research, and crafted policy to combat discrimination, eradicate ageism, prevent elder abuse, promote autonomy, and ensure that the needs and rights of older adults are reflected in a broad range of policy ranging from housing, to income security, climate change, and migration. The process of ensuring that the needs of older people is included in diverse policies is known as "mainstreaming." It can provide guidance and inspiration to elder justice advocates around the world.
The UN has addressed the rights of older adults as a matter of human rights, public health, and sustainable development.
In the coming months, we will be expanding this section to provide key documents on international elder justice initiatives and developments we're watching. Come back soon for updates!