Global Report on Ageism

Through an interactive and engaging discussion, this online event took place March 18, 2021 and challenged how we think, feel and act towards age and aging. This is the first ever UN Global report on Ageism and the start of a global conversation on why ageism matters and how we can tackle it. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a report on ageism.

The Global report on ageism outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism. It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its determinants and its impact. It outlines what strategies work to prevent and counter ageism, identifies gaps and proposes future lines of research to improve our understanding of ageism.

Learn more about the global report, including a toolkit, resources, videos, infographics and more.

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The Global report on ageism was developed for the campaign by WHO, the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Population Fund. It is directed at policymakers, practitioners, researchers, development agencies and members of the private sector and civil society. This report, after defining the nature of ageism, summarizes the best evidence about the scale, the impacts and the determinants of ageism and the most effective strategies to reduce it. It concludes with three recommendations for action, informed by the evidence, to create a world for all ages.

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