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A position paper on the implementation of Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals and the relation to ageing was produced and submitted to the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations.

Silvia Perel-Levin, the Geneva representative of the Global Alliance of ILCs and Ina Voelcker of ILC-BR represent the ILC-GA in the research and analysis subcommittee of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing. The subcommittee was responsible for developing a position paper on Goal 11 “Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements” in preparation of the High-Level Political Forum held at the United Nations in July this year. ILC-BR’s Ina Voelcker drafted a paper on the conceptual background and the age-friendly cities movement, which served as a basis for the position paper. The paper was submitted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), which brings together ten global and national networks of organizations concerned with issues of ageing, representing 800 million older women and men in all regions of the world. The SGA was established in 2013. The position paper can be downloaded from:

https://www.stakeholdergrouponageing.org/File%20Library/Position%20Papers/Final-SGA-paper-for-HLPF–2-.pdf

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From 6 May to 11 June 2021, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism hosted the Robert N. Butler–Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy: "Combatting Loneliness in Aging: Toward a 21st Century Blueprint for Societal Connectedness" online.

The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.

The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.

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