On 16 and 17 October 2023, the ILC Global Alliance held a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by Julie Byles and Margaret Gilles. The attendees included representatives from ILCs in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the USA as well as the Secretariat.
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 and Australia. 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.
Globally, COVID-19 has led to debilitating effects and posed significant human rights challenges for older persons.
An effort to improve nursing home quality in the United States that could serve as a model for other countries is underway. The 2022 National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report, The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality , was the catalyst for a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder effort to change the course of nursing home quality, which has been recognized as a serious problem for decades.