To celebrate the release of their latest report, Ageing in the 21st Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, UNFPA and HelpAge International are launching, 60 over 60, a list of 60 inspiring and influential older people over 60, and need your help. You can nominate yourself, or an older person you admire - they are looking for a diverse group representing many nationalities and ages.
There are 3 ways you can nominate your inspiring older person for the 60 over 60 list:
Perceptions of the world’s ‘age burden’ are outdated. Older people can be athletes, statesmen, innovators, entrepreneurs, caregivers, activists. They can teach, inspire, influence, lead, innovate and create. As longevity increases and health improves, older people can contribute more to society than ever before. And their contributions will become increasingly important as the world grows older – a phenomenon that is happening in nearly every country and every region.
Here are just a few examples:
Nominations close on 23 November 2012
All qualifying nominees will be posted on the 60 over 60 webpage of the 7 Billion Actions platform.
An expert panel of respected public figures working with older people, or older people themselves, will narrow the list down to 60 people. The panel’s selections will be announced in December 2012 and the 60 over 60 list will be featured online and in the media.
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