The the first progress update on the process for developing the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020 – 2030) aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been published in March 2019.

The Decade of Healthy Ageing is proposed as a global collaboration, led by WHO, that will work to improve the lives of older adults, their families and the communities in which they live. During 2018, preparations began for developing the Decade and are intensifying into 2019.

A commitment to the SDGs means a commitment to:

• fostering Healthy Ageing – because it is a prerequisite to ensuring healthy lives, promoting well-being, achieving gender equality, reducing inequities and making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; and

• taking concerted actions to formulate evidence-based policies across all sectors that strengthen the abilities of older persons.

The update focuses on: explaining Healthy Ageing; how the idea of a Decade of Healthy Ageing came about; how the Decade will be developed; and provides summaries of key fora, meetings and events that have taken place or are planned. Future updates will be bimonthly.

Read the update document

Read the 10 priorities towards the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020 – 2030)