Ageing and life-course

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

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A growing number of cities and communities worldwide are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents. The WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network) was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide.

Cities and communities in the Network are of different sizes and are located in different parts of the world. Their efforts to become more age-friendly take place within very diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts. What all members of the Network do have in common is the desire and commitment to promote healthy and active ageing and a good quality of life for their older residents.

Join the Network

Any city or community that is committed to creating inclusive and accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations is welcome to join.

Please apply using the link below. Membership documents are located on the side bar for your reference. Please note applications to the Network are processed on a rolling basis and it may take up to three months for processing. You will receive an automatic confirmation of your city or community's application upon submission.

As we will be conducting upgrades to our websites, Network applications are currently being accepted until 23 November 2017 (Thursday). For urgent requests or queries please email We thank you for your patience.