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The World Health Organization announces the 5 international priorities to tackle abuse of older people as part of the United Nations’ Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030)

The World Health Organization (WHO) published, on June 15, 2022, during the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a list of five priorities to put forward before 2030 as part of the United Nations’ (UN) Decade of Healthy Ageing.

It is an international document to which the Chair contributed significantly. Marie Beaulieu is thanked for her important contribution to the development of these priorities by conceptualising them, the administration of the project and the review of the document. The Chair is proud to be associated to the whole process that led to the production of this document and these priorities.

The five priorities are, in this order: (1) combat ageism; (2) generate more and better data on prevalence and on risk and protective factors; (3) develop and scale up cost–effective solutions; (4) make an investment case for addressing the issue; and (5) raise funds to tackle the issue. (WHO, 2022, p. 10).

“The following approaches were recommended towards one or more of these priorities: life-course, gender-specific, intersectional approach, inclusive and participatory, public health and human rights” (WHO, 2022, p. 10).

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