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Digital Equity for all Ages: Connect, Respect and Protect Older People in Digital Technologies
This year, the International Day of Older Persons 2021 will provide a platform for multistakeholder 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.
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Dr Jacqueline Stark
Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing Vienna, UN Vienna representative of the International Federatio @NGO Committee on Ageing Vienna, International Federation on Ageing
Welcome Address
Mag.a Verena Schriebl
Deputy Head of the Department ‘Ageing and Volunteering Policies @Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Welcome Address
Dr Erika Winkler
Chair of The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Group on Ageing 2010 - 2017 @The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Ms Marie-Line Billaudaz
Cybercrime Programme Officer @United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Cybercrime and Anti-Money-Laundering Section
Panelist - "How can older people protect themselves from cybercriminals while enjoying the most of digital technologies?"
Dr Ulrich Kortner
Professor of the Institute for Ethics and Law @University of Vienna
Panelist - "Ethica I Issues of Digitalization and New Technologies"
Dr Barbara Prainsack
Professor at the Department of Political Science @University of Vienna
Panelist - "Ageing in the digital world - what is the role of solidarity?"
Dr Nancy Helm Estabrooks
Brewer-Smith Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, @Western Carolina University
Panelist - "Challenges for People with Acquired Language Disorders in an Increasingly Digitized Social World"