Ageing and life-course

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

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A growing number of cities and communities worldwide are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents. The WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network) was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide.

Cities and communities in the Network are of different sizes and are located in different parts of the world. Their efforts to become more age-friendly take place within very diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts. What all members of the Network do have in common is the desire and commitment to promote healthy and active ageing and a good quality of life for their older residents.

Join the Network

Any city or community that is committed to creating inclusive and accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations is welcome to join.

Membership documents are located on the side bar. Please note applications to the Network are processed on a rolling basis and it may take up to three months for processing. You will receive an automatic confirmation of your city or community's application upon submission.

We are making upgrades to the admissions system and are not accepting further applications till mid-November 2017. If you are preparing your city or community's application, you may refer to a pdf version of the form and the membership document available on this page. For urgent requests or queries please email We thank you for your patience.

Membership documents

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