Ageing and Life Course

Application form to join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Please note: applications to the Network are processed quarterly in February, May, August and November, not on a rolling basis. You will receive an automatic confirmation of your city or community's application upon submission.

To join the Network, cities must:

  • Complete this online application form.
  • Attach to this form a letter from the Mayor and municipal administration indicating their commitment to the Network cycle of continual improvement.
  • Commence the Network cycle of four steps outlined below:
1. Establishment of mechanisms to involve older people throughout the Age-friendly Cities and Communities cycle

Cities and communities are also encouraged to build partnerships with government and civil society (including NGOs and academic institutions).

2. Development of a baseline assessment of the age-friendliness of the city/community

Note: This assessment can be flexible to take into account the diversity of cities and communities, however at a minimum, it needs to consider each of the eight domains identified in the WHO Age-friendly Cities Guide available at:

  • outdoor spaces and buildings,
  • transportation,
  • housing,
  • social participation,
  • respect and social inclusion,
  • civic participation and employment,
  • communication and information, and
  • community support and health services.
3. Development of a 3-year city-wide action plan based on the findings of this assessment

If possible, the plan will link to other municipal instruments to ensure that age-friendliness becomes a core responsibility for all municipal departments.

4. Identification of indicators to monitor progress against this plan.

If you require further information, please send an email to GNAFCC or send us a mail at:

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Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Fax: (41) 22 791 4839

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