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Your monthly UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update

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

In this newsletter, learn more about:

Decade Progress Report 2023: help us highlight your experiences and contributions

Are you taking action during the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing to achieve change with and for older people? We want to hear from you!

The United Nations will publish in 2023 a progress report on the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing's implementation. The report is an opportunity to highlight actions being taken by all stakeholders to foster healthy ageing.

We are looking for case studies of programmes, initiatives, or activities that foster healthy ageing and can be featured as examples of actions taken during the Decade.

Have you taken concrete action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and communities? Please contribute your case study on the Decade Platform by 20 January 2023!
Learn more about the Decade progress report
Submit a case study

Discover the evidence behind digital interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people

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Do digital technologies like smartphones and video call apps help older people stay socially connected? Do robot pets help older people feel less lonely?

Find the evidence you need to answer these kinds of questions with a new evidence and gap map tool from WHO and the Campbell Collaboration, developed for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing.

Explore WHO's evidence and gap map hub for the Decade and:
  • Discover existing evidence on a topic
  • Find solutions supported by evidence
  • Identify which interventions need more evidence
Visit WHO's evidence and gap map hub for the Decade
Learn more in an expert Decade Commentary on the topic

#8BillionStrong: Infinite possibilities for healthy ageing

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On 15 November, the world's population reached 8 billion people – all with the opportunity to enjoy the possibilities that longer lives bring.

According to UNFPA, longer lives and ageing populations are 2 of the 8 trends of our world of 8 billion people. These are achievements worth celebrating!

But our longer lives are not yet healthier lives for all. More work needs to be done to ensure our environments support us to be and do what we value, including in older age.

This UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, it's time to stand together – #8BillionStrong – to transform the world to be a better place to grow older, for current and future generations.
Learn more about UNFPA's #8BillionStrong campaign
Join the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing movement

Celebrating the Decade's second year and getting excited for what's coming next

2022 saw momentum and energy continue to grow around improving the lives of older people, their families, and their communities. What exciting things are coming up in 2023?

Join us on the Decade's digital channels in mid-December as we look back on the achievements and milestones of the Decade's second year, and look forward to another year of working together to create a world where all people can live long and healthy lives.
Follow the Decade's digital channels

More opportunities to get involved

2/3 December 2022: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Highlight the intersections between ageism and ableism, and join the launch of a WHO report on health equity for persons with disabilities.
10 December 2022: Human Rights Day

It's the start of a year-long campaign celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Join us on social media as we unpack the UDHR's connections with the Decade.
12 December 2022: International Universal Health Coverage Day

#HealthForAll means health for everyone – including older people. Advocate for more equitable, integrated care systems that holistically respond to our needs.
Deadline 31 January 2023: Health for All Film Festival (WHO)

Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding, and encourage positive behaviour changes. Submit a film about healthy ageing or one made by older people!
Can we help spread the word? Get in touch with us

In case you missed it: events, publications, and more

Silver Economy Forum 2022 (Global Coalition on Aging)

8–9 November: What are the policies and practices required to leverage the opportunities of the 17 trillion USD Silver Economy? Catch up on the cross-sectoral conversations.
Training in Assistive Products (WHO)

10 November: Assistive products (AP) like glasses and walking aids are used by many older people around the world. Join a new WHO online training programme on AP.
Nature Aging World View: High time for an intervention accelerator to prevent abuse of older people (WHO)

11 November: How do we speed up the development of effective interventions for the abuse of older people? Learn more in this new article.
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