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Your monthly UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update

Welcome to your UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update for June!

In this newsletter, learn more about:

TODAY: Last chance to make a nomination for the Healthy Ageing 50

Are you, or someone you know, a leader transforming the world to be a better place to grow older? Don't forget to make a nomination for the Healthy Ageing 50 by 30 June 2022, 23:59 CEST!

The Healthy Ageing 50 is a new UN Decade of Healthy Ageing initiative aiming to celebrate leaders who have contributed to fostering healthy ageing in their respective areas of work – whether within administrations, organizations, universities, businesses, local communities, and more.

Nominations can be made in English, French, Spanish, or Russian. The Healthy Ageing 50 will be announced by a high-level UN panel at an event in September 2022.
Learn more and make a nomination
The Healthy Ageing 50 initiative is supported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the World Economic Forum (the Forum), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Learn from others and share what you know on the Decade's improved knowledge exchange Platform

The UN Decade of Healthy Ageing's knowledge exchange Platform was launched last year to help forge the new collaborations and connections needed to make the Decade a success.

The Decade Platform has now gone through a major update to make the site more useful for you – whether you want to find, share, or produce knowledge on ageing.

No matter who you are or where you work, the Decade Platform is here to support you to improve the lives of older people, their families, and communities. Visit the Platform today to learn from others and share what you know – now with over 600 contributions!
Explore the Decade Platform
View the full list of improvements and future plans on the Platform's public development roadmap

Age-friendly Environments: Creating better places in which to grow older

Exciting work is being done around the world to create age-friendly environments – better places in which to grow, live, work, play, and age. Here's a quick summary of some of what is going on:
Cardiff celebrated being the first local authority in Wales to join the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC).
The World Urban Forum organised by UN-Habitat is taking place in Katowice, Poland, where a roundtable on older persons was held. Katowice is also a GNAFCC member!
The AFE-ECHO programme, a recently concluded learning cycle for leaders on developing age-friendly environments, is being developed for French- and Spanish-speaking audiences.
The Réseau francophone des villes amies des aînés (Francophone Network of Age-Friendly Cities) will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 6-7 July.
Creating age-friendly environments is an important area for action during the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. Please help us support your work by sharing what you're doing on the Decade Platform, or by contacting us!
Share your work on the Decade Platform's age-friendly environments hub

More opportunities to get involved

30 June 2022: Virtual Roundtable Series "Mainstreaming Knowledge on Ageing" - 2nd webinar on rights of older persons (UNITAR)

Join UNITAR and partners at an online discussion on how to advance the protection of the rights of older persons.
11 July 2022: World Population Day

Population ageing offers significant opportunities if societies prepare to unlock them. On this day, advocate to recognise the contributions and support the needs of current and future generations of older people.
14 July 2022: Mobilizing Action and Driving Engagement CSO Colloquium

Join a civil society-led online colloquium to mobilise action towards engagement of civil society during the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing.
15 July 2022: World Youth Skills Day

Younger people are the older people of the future. Join the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism's call to create #AWorld4AllAges and ensure our horizons are not limited because of our age.
30 July 2022: International Day of Friendship

Social connections are essential for our health and well-being – including older people's. On this day, use the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing's resources to highlight the importance of addressing social isolation and loneliness.
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In case you missed it: events, publications, and more

2 June 2022: New brief - Gender, age, and disability: Addressing the intersection (UN Women)

Learn more about how we can concretely support older women with disabilities.
8 June 2022: New report - Advancing equality for older people (HelpAge International)

Find out how to leverage laws and policies to combat ageism.
8 June 2022Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2022 Report: The World We Want

The conference's report, which covers population ageing as a key theme, is now available. Don't forget to read what people around the world thought about the theme 'The World We Want'!
15 June 2022: New brief - Tackling abuse of older people: five priorities for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030)

Accelerate action to address the abuse of older people (also known as elder abuse).
15 - 17 June 2022: UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing

Ministers from the UN Economic Commission for Europe region gathered to mark progress and identify next steps to foster healthy ageing.
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