The United Nations (UN) has been putting forward initiatives to aid older persons globally. Non-Governmental Organizations are working to make sure the UN continues this focus.

Recently IAHSA and other civil society organizations sent a letter to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, applauding their efforts and championing the continuation of quality programs.

From the letter: In closing we commend UN DESA formaintaining the rights of older people on the agenda in an era of unprecedented social and economic change. As committed members of civil society we believe that our contribution and partnership is a strength that can facilitate engagement through our extraordinary networks.