Ahead of the release of the global report on ageism, the World Health Organization calls for everyone to take action to change the way we think, feel and act towards age and aging.
To be anti-ageist is to be self-educating, calling out discrimination wherever we see it and being uncompromising in our demand for full dignity and citizenship for everyone at every stage of life, argues Dr Alexandre Kalache, president of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil.
When older workers are discriminated against, everyone is affected. Age discrimination negatively impacts not only individual workers but also their families and the broader economy, argues Joo Yeoun Suh.
Actions are needed by national and local governments, businesses and community organizations to rise to the challenge of the age shift as part of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing.