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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.

Oct 1, 2021 07:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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