ISSUES:

According to the United Nations Programme on Ageing, 10% of the world population is aged 60 or over.

It is projected that this figure will reach 20% in 2050. In recent decades the increase of longevity has been clearly seen across the developed world, caused by low birth rates and a decline in mortality levels. But developing countries are also experiencing the same phenomenon. Ageing is a common challenge (and opportunity) for this century.

News

The inaugural Baroness Greengross Lecture was held in London on 23 November in celebration of the major contributions Sally Greengross has made to improve the lives of older people throughout her

Civicus and IDS (Instituto de Democracia e Sustentabilidade), with support of IABS (Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento e Sustentabilidade) brought together about 20 representatives of

The November issue of the UN Special magazine is dedicated to older persons.

Our representative in Geneva wrote an article about the importance of combatting ageism and describes the work of the

From the 17th - 20th October 2016, ILC Brazil participated in the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (UN Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador.

The Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic is delighted to launch a new postgraduate program called “Longevity studies”.

ILC-I is privileged to be recognized as the United Nations’ International Institute on Ageing (UN INIA), Malta’s Satellite Centre for the SAARC region.

Francoise Forette and Laurence Dorlhac published in January 2016 a book dedicated to the role of an evidence based medicine for an healthy aging  “J’ai choisi de bien vieillir&

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Hong Kong Association of Gerontology will be holding the “Gary Andrews Academy Workshop on Social Policy for the Aged”

The Co-presidents of the ILC Global Alliance, Dr. Alex Kalache and Baroness Sally Greengross, have announced the appointment of three new Representatives to the United Nations, New York,  to

The winners of the 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards (agesmartemployer.org) were announced today at a packed ceremony attended by experts in aging and employment, elected officials and a diverse set

Last week, members of the ILC Global Alliance participated in a series of events organized by the International Longevity Centre - Brazil.

For the third consecutive year, one of  Brazil's largest financial services  companies, Bradesco Seguros (BS)  granted on October 15 2013 in Sao Paulo two national awards for

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the ILC USA, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Journalism School, once again hosted the Age Boom Academy in New York from September 8-

The ILC Global Alliance members are pleased to announce the creation of two more ILC centres which add to the existing 12: ILC Brazil and ILC China.

We are delighted to announce that Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK, and Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Advisor to the Brazilian Government and Chief Executive...

The ILC Cape Town Declaration on a Global Response to Dementia – A Call to Action is a consensus outcome document of the symposium on “The Globalisation of Dementia: Issues and

The ILC-UK is pleased to announce that Baroness Sally Greengross has been asked to be the Global Chair of the Global Coalition on Aging Advisory Council.

Baroness Greengross chaired the three day conference (12-14 May 2011) of key thought leaders around the world on ageing in developed economies, hosted by the Ditchley Foundation.

The ILC Global Alliance attended the first session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons at the United Nations in New York

The new UN Open Ended Working Group on Ageing that has been set up by the UN to discuss better protection of older people’s rights and its first working session will be at the UN in New York

Reports

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.

Eleven of the 14 ILCs in the Global Alliance were represented at the 2013 ILC GLobal Alliance symposium held in Singapore in 2013.

This Discussion Paper collates the findings of 10 ILCs within the ILC Global Alliance on the subject of housing for older people.

This report prepared by the International Longevity Center Singapore contributes to examining the socio-economic impact of population aging; household size and living arrangements; health; and

A background paper on innovative policy reforms to facilitate active and healthy ageing in OECD countries.

The 2011 version of “A Profile of Older Japanese” produced by ILC-Japan is in its third edition.

This new research, by David Sinclair of ILC-UK, for Age UK, considers the market potential of the older consumer and highlights how companies can make more of this population.

The 2010 version of “A Profile of Older Japanese” produced by ILC-Japan is the second edition of this comprehensive overview of the lives of older people in Japan.

A report summarizing an ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession joint-conference called “Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy”, that looked at the formulation of population

Japan is setting the pace among the ageing societies of the world. People aged 65 and over now make up over one-fifth of the Japanese population and in twenty years will account for one-third.

An ILC-Israel executive summary of the longitudinal study on on the effects of coping patterns with deterioration in health on successful aging.

Obesity is a major public health problem in the UK. This report provides a comprehensive review of innovations and problems in tackling this challenge in light of devolution.