15th February 2022
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.
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.
16 and 17 October 2023
In June / July this year, Prof. Jaco Hoffman, Prof. Vera Roos and Dr. Rayne Stroebel visited the International Longevity Centre (ILC) in Singapore as members of ILC South Africa. The visit aimed to share common themes around socio-gerontology and to learn from examples in Singapore to establish a community for successful ageing.
ILC South Africa is pleased to announce that Rayne Stroebel has joined its leadership team as an Executive Member. He serves alongside Professors Sebastiana Kalula and Jaco Hoffman, based at the University of Cape Town and North-West University, respectively, who are ILCSA’s Co-directors. Retired Professor Monica Ferreira remains Honorary President of ILCSA.