AARP International

what we do, we do for all

The face of the world is aging. By 2050 adults over 60 will total 2.1 billion. In some countries, today’s 10-year-old has a 50% chance of living to 104—making the 100-year life no longer a news story but something to plan for.

No question, the uncharted waters mean challenges ahead. But they also mean opportunity. Regardless, this unprecedented demographic shift demands an accompanying shift in thinking—a rethinking of how we live, learn, earn, and connect. 

AARP helps drive this exciting dynamic. Our Office of International Affairs engages global stakeholders to change how we look at aging and enable people everywhere to pursue their goals and dreams.


Our international efforts support the overall social mission of AARP and the needs of our 37 million members. AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association based in the US dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. Since its founding in 1958, AARP has delivered value to its members through advocacy, information, and service. As a social change organization, we work tirelessly to fulfill our vision of a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose.  While being a domestic organization, AARP has always had an international perspective and we pride ourselves on being a leader on health and economic security issues and a respected global source of information and advocacy. AARP's Office of International Affairs seeks to help people live longer, healthier, more financially secure and productive lives by identifying and sharing the best ideas and practices on key policy issues. We convene a wide range of experts from around the world to share their knowledge on health and long-term care, older workers, financial security, retirement income, and livable communities.


Our well-established relationships with a number of international organizations, like the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Economic Forum (WEF), as well as individual governments and grass-roots organizations, help bring together the widest range of voices in the world on health care and economic security issues. Our goals are furthered by convening high-level international conferences on relevant issues related to aging populations. We also regularly host international visitors and facilitate their outreach to leaders in government, business, and academia.