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With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), a civil society mapping and engagement initiative has been launched to identify and unite the powerful and unique voices of organisations across a wide range of sectors and disciplines toward a common agenda.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of the goals of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing but has hindered the achievement of those goals. There is no greater time than now for organizations across the world to come together and double down on efforts to create meaningful and sustainable concerted global action to ensure that older people can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.

With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), a civil society mapping and engagement initiative has been launched to identify and unite the powerful and unique voices of organizations across a wide range of sectors and disciplines toward a common agenda. This global initiative aims to highlight the diversity of groups working in ageing to promote engagement and enable a greater push towards enacting the agenda of the Decade. It also serves to gauge interest in a global colloquium in early 2022 where organizations can share interest and priorities for developing a Decade of Healthy Ageing CSO Alliance.

This project is for Civil Society Organizations not just within the sector of ageing, but also beyond, into sectors including, but not limited to, communication and media, research, built environments, community services and civil participation, and legal entities, as all sectors play a pivotal role in improving the lives of current and future generations of older people. This initiative seeks to unite organizations from various sectors and disciplines for the common agenda of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing to ensure maximum impact and success from the efforts to promote healthy ageing.

If you are a Civil Society Organization that has interest in and works towards creating an environment that enables older people to participate fully in what they have reason to value, please fill out the questionnaire below and pass the message on to colleagues at other relevant organizations.

Link to the questionnaire here.

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Manager, Ms Anna Sangster.

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