This global strategy and action plan on ageing and health also responds to the recently endorsed Sustainable Development Goals, an integrated, indivisible set of global priorities for sustainable development. Ageing is an issue that is relevant to 15 of the 17 Goals. Achieving these ambitious Goals will require concerted action both to harness the many contributions that older people can make to sustainable development and to ensure they are not left behind. The strategy frames how this can be achieved through a focus on the functional ability of older people. The strategy outlines a framework for action that can be taken by all relevant stakeholders across the 15-year period of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also outlines concrete actions that can be taken within this framework during the five-year period 2016–2020.
Published By: World Health Organization
Publication Date: 2017