UNSC side event in support of the establishment of a City Group on Ageing. Photo: HelpAge

Exploring the case for a City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data

UNSC side event in support of the establishment of a City Group on Ageing. Photo: HelpAgeAs the proportion of the world’s population in the older ages continues to increase, the need for improved information and analysis of population ageing increases. More granular knowledge is essential to assist policy makers define, formulate and evaluate goals and programmes, and to raise public awareness and support for necessary policy changes addressing the specific needs of overlooked population groups and vulnerable sub-group. This is particularly important in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global pledge made by the international community ‘to leave no one behind’.

There is an urgent need to bolster the collection, analysis and use of good quality data on age and ageing to effectively evidence the equitable delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The U.K. Office of National Statistics, the National Statistical Office of Malawi and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, with the support of the UN Focal Point on Ageing (UN-DESA), UNDP, UN-Women, DFID and HelpAge, are convening a side event on “Exploring the Case for a City group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data”, on 10 March 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the 48th Session of the UN Statistical Commission.

The aims of the event are:

  • to showcase existing initiatives aiming to improve availability of ageing and age-disaggregated data;
  • to make the case for a City Group on ageing and age disaggregated data;
  •  to explore issues and questions arising;
  • and to build support for the proposition with national statistical offices and other stakeholders.

The event will begin with short presentations to generate and direct discussion. The major part of the event will be given over to interactive discussions with participants.

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