Ageing and life-course

Active ageing: a policy framework

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 59
Publication date: April 2002
Languages: English, French, German
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/NPH/02.8



The policy framework is intended to inform discussion and the formulation of action plans that promote healthy and active ageing. The main sections of the publication are:

  • Global ageing: a triumph and a challenge
  • Active ageing: the concept and rationale
  • The determinants of active ageing: understanding the evidence
  • Challenges of an ageing population
  • The policy response.