A hard truth for Canada on International Intergenerational Fairness Day: past policy chickens have come home to roost

Younger Canadians are struggling to afford housing and raise families while worrying about growing public debt and the planet’s future livability.  As countries around the world come together to mark the first international Intergenerational Fairness Day on 16 November 2023, it’s clear that Canada is not alone in experiencing these harmful trends, writes Andrea Long… Read more »

International Intergenerational Fairness Day – Germany

As part of the first ever International Intergenerational Fairness Day, on 16 November 2023, Germany’s Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations, explains why they support this new international day of action

Championing the Future: The Role of the United Nations in Protecting the Interests of Future Generations

“As a young Mexican, I am proud to stand in support of Intergenerational Fairness Day and emphasise the crucial importance of safeguarding the interests of younger and future generations.”In this article, Claudette Salinas Leyva, UN Next Generation Foundation Fellow, delves into why this day matters, the vital role played by the United Nations, what needs… Read more »

Welcome to Intergenerational Fairness Day!

Today, 16 November 2023, marks the world’s first Intergenerational Fairness Day. Nine organisations around the world have come together to call on their respective governments to better consider the interests of younger and future generations. To celebrate, Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder introduces a week of articles from activist organisations around the world. #intergenerationalfairnessday

Young renters are struggling and increasingly financially vulnerable

As the housing crisis continues to get worse, those stuck in the private rental sector are suffering from increasingly unaffordable rents. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses why a growing proportion of young renters are financially vulnerable, and why the government must do more to help them.