ILC GA leads and participates in high-level discussions on the human rights of older persons at the 16th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), at the UN in Geneva.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC Global Alliance) is a multinational consortium consisting of member organizations.
The mission of the ILC Global Alliance is to help societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways, typically using a life course approach, highlighting older people's productivity and contributions to family and society as a whole. The Alliance partners carry out the mission through developing ideas, undertaking research and creating fora for debate and action, in which older people are key stakeholders.
The ILC Alliance currently includes centres in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Argentina, The Netherlands, Israel, Singapore, Czech Republic, China, Brazil, Canada, Australia and Germany. These centres work both autonomously and collaboratively to study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact nations around the world and seek offer solutions to effects of the impact.
The ILC Global Alliance is currently working on the production of a joint circular on intergenerational relationships to provide specific country perspectives on the topic. The paper will be available on the website shortly.
This think-piece looks to Hong Kong, whose pension infrastructure is similar to the one emerging in the UK to examine the potential impact of the UK's recent pension reforms.
Europeans are extremely lucky. Not only can they expect to live longer than most people born anywhere else in the world, they can also expect to enjoy most of their lives in relatively good health.