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Your monthly UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update

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

In this newsletter, learn about:

2 weeks to go! 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? Make a nomination for the Healthy Ageing 50!

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 until 15 June 2022 in English, French, Spanish, or Russian. The Healthy Ageing 50 will be announced by a high level UN panel at an event in October 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).

Get involved in the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing 2022

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Ministerial Conference on Ageing 2022 is taking place between 15-17 June in Rome, Italy.

The conference marks the 20th anniversary of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and will feature panels that address the theme 'Joining forces for solidarity and equal opportunities throughout life'.

The conference, including some side events, will be livestreamed. Stay updated by visiting the conference's website or following @UNDecadeAgeing and @pu_unece on Twitter.
Learn more about the conference

UN Global report on ageism: now available in Spanish and Portuguese

The full UN Global report on ageism is now available in Spanish and Portuguese, in addition to English and Korean.

Ageism is everywhere and harmful, but can be combatted. Access the report and its related resources to take stock of the best available evidence on ageism and join the movement to create #AWorld4AllAges!
Access the Global Report on Ageism hub

WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize: winner announced

The WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize was established in 2020 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Global Coalition on Aging to recognise innovative and impactful applications of digital technologies to foster healthy ageing.

The Prize was held again this year in the context of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing and the 2022 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day theme, 'Digital technologies for older persons and healthy ageing'.

Details on the prize and this year's finalists and winner can be found on the WSIS Forum website and the Global Coalition on Aging's webpage.
Learn more about the prize

More opportunities to get involved

3 June 2022: Launch event - Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity (National Academy of Medicine, US)

Learn more about a new roadmap designed to improve the health, productivity, and quality of life for people of all ages globally by 2050.
3 June 2022: World Bicycle Day

Celebrate the bicycle as a powerful tool that fosters healthy ageing by promoting physical activity, bringing generations together, and providing a clean mode of transportation.
5 June 2022: World Environment Day

There is no healthy ageing without a healthy planet – and there is #OnlyOneEarth. Learn more in the Decade advocacy brief on climate change and advocate for intergenerational solidarity in climate action.
13-17 June 2022: Loneliness Awareness Week

Advocate for the importance of social connection for well-being. Stay updated & share what you're doing in advance on the Decade Platform's social isolation & loneliness hub.
15 June 2022: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The abuse of older people is a serious problem that requires urgent attention. Watch out for a new UN publication on the topic and opportunities to advocate for the issue online at @UNDecadeAgeing.
12-16 June 2022: 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

The biggest global gathering of gerontologists and geriatricians. Registrations are still open and symposia dedicated to the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing will be held on 12 June.
26-30 June 2022: World Urban Forum

Cities are important influences on how billions of people around the world experience ageing. Get involved in-person or virtually, and advocate for better cities in which to grow older.
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In case you missed it: events, publications, and more

25 April 2022: Report Launch - ICOPE Implementation pilot programme: Findings from the 'ready' phase (WHO)

Learn more about countries' experiences of implementing Integrated Care for Older People.
2-6 May 2022: WSIS Forum 2022 Special Track on Information & Communication Technologies and Older Persons (ITU)

Catch up on diverse conversations about how to foster healthy ageing through digital tech.
16 May 2022: Launch of WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology

Learn how assistive technologies, like hearing aids and wheelchairs, can change lives – including older people's.
17 May 2022: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (ITU)

For the first time, this year's WTIS Day theme was 'Digital technologies for older persons and healthy ageing'.
23 May 2022: New report - A glimmer of Hope amidst the Pain (ILO and HelpAge International)

Listen to the voices of older people on social protection and the need for a social pension in Lebanon in this new report.
26 May 2022"Mainstreaming Knowledge on Ageing": The Human Rights of Older Persons & Frontier Issues (UNITAR)

Find out more about how the human rights of older persons intersects with issues around gender, human mobility, digital access, and climate change.
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