The International Federation on Ageing fondly known as “IFA” is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) whose members are government, NGOs, academia, industry, and individuals in nearly 80 countries.

IFA stands to drive the agenda for the world’s population ageing. We are proud to have general consultative status at the United Nations and be a non-State actor in official relations with the World Health Organization. IFA is a global point of connection and experts and expertise through meaningful engagement of multi stakeholders across sectors and disciplines.


IFA began its operations in 1973 at a time when population ageing and its social and economic consequences of population ageing were only just beginning to be realized by certain governments.  Its origins lie in the organization of AARP who in the early 1970s sought to find a useful role it could play internationally.

Picture of the IFA board

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