The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities Looking back over the last decade, looking forward to the next
This report gives a global overview of the progress that cities and communities have made over the last decade towards becoming more age-friendly, through the lens of the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Among the notable achievements, membership in the WHO Global Network has increased four-fold in the last two and a half years and more affiliate organizations are supporting the Network in its mission than ever before. These outcomes highlight the recognition around the world, of the importance of WHO’s systematic and inclusive approach to becoming more age-friendly, through political commitment, planning, action, and evaluation. This approach, which can be flexible, can have a huge impact. Through the examples provided in the report from cities and communities around the world, we can see the concrete ways that these initiatives benefit older people in their everyday lives.