In every society, elderly people are particularly vulnerable to social and economic disasters. Social protection programmes that target this age group are crucial in ensuring income security and access to essential services, including health and care services. In many countries, public pension systems became a foundation upon which a baseline income security was built. In these webinars, the panellists discuss the role of social protection measures in addressing the needs of elderly people around the world, presenting case studies and taking stock of challenges and opportunities.