27 April 2022, Geneva – A brand new United Nations (UN) Decade of Wholesome Ageing initiative has
been introduced looking for to call and honour 50 leaders who’re working to remodel the
world to be a greater place by which to get older. Nominations at the moment are open for the
Wholesome Ageing 50: an initiative supported by the World Well being Group (WHO), the UN
Division of Financial and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and the World Financial Discussion board
(the Discussion board).
Populations are ageing worldwide. Folks now reside on common 20 years longer in comparison with
50 years in the past. Nonetheless, the alternatives that these additional years present are closely
depending on wholesome ageing: not merely the absence of illness, however the creation of
environments, alternatives, and insurance policies that allow us to be and do what we worth as we
“The UN Basic Meeting declared 2021-2030 the UN Decade of Wholesome Ageing as a result of
we have to change not solely what we do however how we take into consideration ageing itself if we’re going
so as to add life to years,” stated Etienne Krug, Director of Social Determinants of Well being, WHO.
“There are leaders throughout numerous sectors already innovating to extend well being and
wellbeing in older age. It’s now time to rejoice these champions and encourage others by
showcasing what might be performed.”
The Wholesome Ageing 50 is open to all leaders who’ve contributed to fostering wholesome
ageing of their respective areas of labor—whether or not inside administrations, organizations,
universities, companies, native communities, and extra. Nominations, together with self-nominations, might be made underneath any of the UN Decade of Wholesome Ageing’s motion areas:
Combatting Ageism, Age-friendly Environments, Built-in Care, and Lengthy-term Care.
“We consider a public-private collaborative strategy is vital to drive sectors similar to
authorities, enterprise, academia, civil society, media, and native communities, to foster
wholesome ageing,” stated Dr. Shyam Bishen, Head of Well being & Healthcare on the World Financial
Discussion board. “It’s of utmost significance now to encourage and rejoice leaders working to
enhance the lives of our older inhabitants, their households or communities.”
Nominations can be reviewed by an professional panel composed of representatives from the UN
and the Discussion board. The Wholesome Ageing 50 can be introduced by a high-level UN panel at a
digital occasion this October, marking the 20-year milestone of the Madrid Worldwide Plan
of Motion on Ageing (MIPAA) and the second 12 months of the UN Decade of Wholesome Ageing.
Nominations might be made on the UN Decade of Wholesome Ageing Platform in English, French,
or Spanish till 15 June 2022 23:59 CEST. To make a nomination or study extra in regards to the initiative, go to: https://www.decadeofhealthyageing.org/topics-initiatives/other-initiatives/healthy-ageing-50.