This document describes the plan for a Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020–2030, which will consist of 10 years of concerted, catalytic, sustained collaboration. Older people themselves will be at the centre of this plan, which will bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media and the private sector to improve the lives of older people, their families and their communities. It is the second action plan of the WHO Global strategy on ageing and health, building on the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and aligned with the timing of the United Nations Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This proposal was endorsed by the 73rd World Health Assembly on 3 August 2020. It was also welcomed by the UN General Assembly on 14 December 2020 (Resolution 75/131), leading to the proclamation of a UN Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030).