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On July 15th, ILC-Brazil launched its new report entitled ACTIVE AGEING: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution at the occasion of the 6th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York.

The launch was held with participation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Permanent Mission of Argentina, the Permanent Mission of Canada, the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres - and specifically ILC Canada -, the Global Coalition on Aging and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). The launch was organised with the generous support from AARP. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance opened the launch which was attended by about 100 persons by saying that he was not programmed to be here in 2015 as he was born in Brazil in 1945 when life expectancy was just 43 years.

With a broad scope and a focus on the determinants of active ageing, ACTIVE AGEING: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution examines ageing in the context of major contemporary trends, notably urbanization, globalization, growing inequities, feminization of ageing, migration, technological innovation and environmental and climate change. It also revisits the Active Ageing framework within the context of the evolving international momentum toward recognition and reinforcement of the specific human rights of older persons.

You can download the report and its executive summary from www.ilcbrazil.org

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