The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA) will be taking an active role at the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Aging (Third Session) to be held at the United Nations, New York, August 21-25.

The Working Group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them.

The four-day session in the United Nations will focus on the discussion of the existing international framework on the human rights of older persons and identification of existing gaps at international level by government representatives, NGOs, and experts. There will also be various side events for and by NGOs. In total approximately 200 NGOs have registered for the event.

Together with nearly 100 civil society organizations, ILC GA is endorsing a call for action, “Protecting the Rights of Older People -10 reasons why ” prepared by Human Rights Watch and HelpAged International. The statement will be made available to government delegations attending the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting this week.

Those representing the ILC GA are Dr. Lia Daichman, President of ILC Argentina, DR. Alex Kalache, President of ILC Brazil, Professor Kavita  Sivaramakrishnan, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and ILC USA, and Masako Osako, PhD. Executive Director of the ILC GA Secretariat.


Conducting  of physiotherapy camps to assess and address the health of the Older Persons.

Since its foundation in 2012/13, ILC-BR is promoting dialogue about population ageing and its implications for public policies.

ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache on how urban planning responds to the needs of older people

Since the beginning of this year, ILC-BR works for a hospital in the Southern town of Veranópolis, providing guidance on how to turn the hospital more age-friendly.

As we are now expected to live to 100, we have decided to set “Productive Aging Day” in Japan.