Statistics Commission Endorses New Titchfield City Group on Ageing

On 9 March 2018, during its 49th session, the Statistical Commission endorsed the proposal to establish a Titchfield City Group on Ageing.

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What’s a City Group?

City Groups are informal consultant groups usually named after the place where they hold their first meeting. They include representatives from national statistical agencies who voluntarily participate to discuss and address specific thematic challenges in the development and implementation of statistical methodologies. Currently, there are 9 active Groups. This Group was proposed by the United Kingdom following discussions at the World Data Forum last year, and supportive remarks from delegates at the Statistical Commission meeting in its 48th session in 2017. This was followed by a technical seminar on the proposed City Group, held in the UK in August 2017, to share knowledge and experience related to the core issues of age-disaggregated data and ageing-related statistics. UN Focal Point on Ageing, UNDP, WHO, UNWOMEN, UNFPA, HelpAge International and others participated in this seminar.

What will the Titchfield Group do?

The overall objective of the Titchfield Group is to develop standardized tools and methods for producing both data disaggregated by age and ageing-related data, and to encourage countries to do so, by playing a leading role in the development and communication of new standards and methodologies. The City Group will also address existing issues and deficits in data on ageing. The Group will initially operate for a five-year period, from 2018 to 2023.

What’s Next?

It is proposed that the first meeting would be held in Titchfield, United Kingdom, in mid-2018. The Titchfield Group will report to the Statistical Commission at its sessions in 2019, 2021 and 2023.

Interested in More Details?

To learn more about the Report of the UK on ageing-related statistics and age-disaggregated data, please visit the Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on ageing-related statistics and age-disaggregated data.