The Decade of Healthy Aging 2021-2030 declared by the UN General Assembly in December 2020, is the main strategy for achieving and supporting actions to build a society for all ages. It builds on previous guidance including the WHO Global Strategy on Ageing and Health, the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
This global initiative consists of ten years of concerted, catalytic, and sustained collaboration. Older people are the focus of the plan, which brings together the efforts of governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media and the private sector to improve the lives of older people, their families and communities.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is leading the concerted agenda of the Decade of Healthy Aging 2021-2030 in the Americas. PAHO has adapted the Universal Decade of Healthy Aging brand for its regional implementation. All actions included in the initiative's plan for the Region are reported and highlighted on this web page.