WHO Global Network For Age-Friendly Cities And Communities

The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) was established by the World Health Organization in 2010 to connect cities, communities and organizations worldwide with the common vision of making their communities great places to grow older in. Its 1300 members are from 51 countries.

“As a response to global population ageing and rapid urbanization, this Network focuses on action at the local level that fosters the full participation of older people in community life and promotes healthy and active ageing.”



To stimulate and enable cities and communities around the world to become increasingly age-friendly.




The Network works to:

• Inspire change by showing what can be done and how.

• Connect cities and communities worldwide to facilitatethe exchange of information, knowledge and experience.

• Support cities and communities to find appropriate innovative and evidence-based solutions.




• A new age-friendly environments mentorship programme.

• New guidance on how to set up and sustain national age-friendly programmes.