Ageing and life-course

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

A growing number of cities and communities worldwide are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents. The WHO Global Network of 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.

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

Find about more about the Network and its members on our dedicated website Age-friendly World.