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

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 NGO Committee on Ageing in Geneva. 

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.

On October 6 and 7, 2016, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-Brazil) held the 4th International Longevity Forum with Bradesco Seguros being the main sponsor. The Forum also counts on the support of Galderma and other institutional partners (SBGG, UnATi/UERJ and the Global Alliance of ILCs).

The new course ‘Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps. Let your environment do the work’ starts 1 December 2016 on online learning platform edX. Learn how to make healthy choices and adjustments to your lifestyle and environment to help you live a healthier, happier and longer life.

A two day National Consultation on “Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society” was organized by ILC-I with the support of Gharda Chemicals Ltd. on 18th and 19th of August, 2016 at YASHADA, Pune.

ILC-I organized a lecture and an interactive session between the senior citizens of Pune and the Police Commissioner of Pune, Ms. Rashmi Shukla, on the 2nd of July 2016, at the Cummins Hall, Patrakar Bhavan, Pune from 10 to 1.00 am to mark the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

A one day workshop on “Orientation of Seniors as Volunteers for the Niramay Arogya Seva Project (Healthy Living)”  was jointly organized by the Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations of Pune (ASCOP) and the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) with the support of GHARDA CHEMICALS LTD on the 3rd of August 2016 in Pune.

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 Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-Term Care, a member of the ILC–Global Alliance, is proud to share experiences with clinical implementation of a newly accredited dance therapy course for older adults with dementia, and their care providers.

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

On Wednesday 9th November, ILC-UK will be holding its second Future of Ageing Conference featuring both UK and international speakers.

On July 29th the City of Veranopolis (RS) in the south of Brazil launched its Age-friendly Action Plan based on rigorous research with older people. The project is being developed as part of a public/private partnership between ILC-Brazil and CPFL Energia SA.

El Dia, one of the most read newspapers of the Dominican Republic invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-DR, Vice President of INPEA and one of the pioneers of geriatrics in the country, to talk about the situation of older adults in a space denominated Colloquium of El Dia to which every week an important person of the Dominican society is invited.

Aging 2.0 promotes aging-focused Start-ups in its periodic pitch events where entrepreneurs are given a platform to display their products or services before an audience and a panel of judges.

On 3-6 May 2016, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) celebrated its first 20 years. Collaborators from across Australia gathered to present findings from the study, and to discuss how researcher can be translated into policy.

A very powerful civil society organization called Citizens Participation which is the Dominican Chapter of International Transparency invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC Dominican Republic to participate in a dialog table to discuss the challenges and Perspectives of Public Policies for Older Adults.

ILC South Africa, the South African Care Forum and North-West University (Optentia Research Focus Area) with the The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA), University of Cape Town presented two workshops (in Johannesburg and Cape Town) on Presence and Attentiveness in Care during February and March 2016.

In January, the Columbia Aging Center hosted Asghar Zaidi, PhD, Professor in International Social Policy at the University of Southampton for a lecture that was also a side event during the United Nations’ 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development.

Exceeding Expectations, the digital narrative project of the Columbia Aging Center, was recognized by the New York Press Association with its annual award for best news of feature story.

ILC-Brazil’s report on “Active Ageing: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution” is now available in three languages. Its translation into Spanish has been launched in May.

Based on the World Health Organization’s criteria, this project entitled “Municipalities for All Ages” is being developed by ILC-Brazil in partnership with CPFL Energia S.A., one of Brazil’s biggest energy providers.

Collaborating with the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age, ILC Dominican Republic (ILC DR) organized a seminar on diabetes on the older adult on April7, World Health Day. In addition to Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of IL DR, seminar participants included President of the Latin American Society of Diabetes, the Director of the State Program of Essential Drugs, and the Director of the Department of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health.

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”.

Rio’s Museum of the Future invites the visitors to think about what kind of future we want for ourselves and coming generations. ILC-Brazil’s President spoke about longevity, one of the five core themes of the Museum, on February 16th.

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” on 25-26th February, 2016 (Thursday & Friday) at the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.

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 expand its operations: Ms. Muriel Beach, Ms. Laurie Norris, and Ms. Morriseen Barmore.

For the last seven years, the Green Templeton College in Oxford hosts the Emerging Markets Symposium to promote solutions to high priority problems of human welfare in emerging market countries.

The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) is the Satellite Centre of the United Nations’ International Institute on Ageing, Malta for the SAARC region.