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Global report on ageism

The Global report on ageism outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors (e.g. government, UN agencies, civil society organizations, private sector). It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its determinants and its impact. It outlines what strategies work to prevent and counter ageism, identifies gaps and proposes future lines of research to improve our understanding of ageism.

This report is directed at policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, development agencies and members of the private sector and civil society. After defining the nature of ageism, this report summarizes the best evidence about the scale, the impacts and the determinants of ageism and the most effective strategies to reduce it. It concludes with three recommendations for action, informed by the evidence, to create a world for all ages.

The  report was developed by WHO, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.