On July 15th, we will be launching a new report entitled ACTIVE AGEING: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution at the occasion of the 6th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York. The launch will be held from 1:15 to 2:30pm in Conference Room D of the United Nations Secretariat with support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Permanent Mission of Argentina, the Permanent Mission of Canada, the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres, and specifically ILC Canada, AARP, the Global Coalition on Aging and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA).
With the broad scope and focus on the determinants of active ageing, the publication examines ageing in the context of major contemporary trends, notably urbanization, globalization, growing inequities, feminization of ageing, migration, technological innovation and environmental and climate change. It also revisits the Active Ageing framework within the context of the evolving international momentum toward recognition and reinforcement of the specific human rights of older persons.
“The document will serve widely as the ‘bible’ on ageing at all levels – an extremely important source and resource for all who are working or wanting to consult on ageing. It becomes a veritable, no, the international handbook on ageing. It is extremely comprehensive, insightful and instructive.”
(Dr Monica Ferreira, former Co-President of the Global Alliance of ILCs and President of ILC-South Africa)