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.
This year we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary.
27th November 2020
Following a meeting of its members on Thursday, 7 May 2020, the ILC Global Alliance has prepared a Position Statement on COVID-19.
7th May 2020
On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.
12th March 2018
In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.
9th March 2018
On October 17, ILC-BR organized a Symposium with three international speakers in São Paulo. The event took place in the auditorium of Iamspe (Institute for Medical Assistance to the Public Servant of the State of São Paulo).
21st October 2017
On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic given the ongoing crisis in Brazil.
21st October 2017
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 lifetime. A spirited and lively informal lecture was delivered by writer, journalist and television presenter, Angela Rippon OBE.
20th January 2017
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.
16th December 2016
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.
1st December 2016
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.
24th November 2016
The Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic is delighted to launch a new postgraduate program called “Longevity studies”.
26th August 2016
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.
13th May 2016
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.
25th January 2016
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.
25th January 2016
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 of New York City businesses and their employees.
9th December 2015
Last week, members of the ILC Global Alliance participated in a series of events organized by the International Longevity Centre – Brazil.
28th October 2015
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 excellence – one in journalism and one for outstanding life stories of older persons.
4th November 2013
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 8-10, 2013.
30th October 2013
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.
21st November 2011
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…
6th October 2011
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.
18th July 2011
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.
19th May 2011
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 from 18 to 21 April 2011.
21st April 2011
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 18-21 April 2011.
16th March 2011
Globally, COVID-19 has led to debilitating effects and posed significant human rights challenges for older persons.
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 economic status.
A background paper on innovative policy reforms to facilitate active and healthy ageing in OECD countries.
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 projections and how they are used by policymakers.
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.