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Policy and research

Ageing is a major social, economic, political and development issue for the 21st century. There are currently 928 million older people in the world; yet the needs of older people are routinely excluded from the programmes and policies of governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) alike.

We all experience different challenges and have different needs at different states of life. Each one of us must be supported to fufil our potential at every age: in childhood, youth, middle-age and later life.