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In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.

For a long time, international organizations including the ILC-GA have been advocating for better data on ageing and older people – a crucial means for inclusion in the international development agenda. Oftentimes, data is not age-disaggregated or there are even cut-off points at age 49. This leads to older people being invisible to policy makers, encumbering the development of policies, and programmes for older people due to a lack of evidence.

In the context of the global pledge of the 2030 Agenda to Leave No One Behind, the UK Office for National Statistics proposed the establishment of the “Titchfield group on ageing-related statistics and age-disaggregated data, to address issues of conceptualization, methodology and instruments in the domains of ageing-related statistics and age-disaggregated data”. The objectives and Terms of Reference of this Group, chaired by the UK, have been put forward in the UK Office for National Statistics’ report to the UN Statistical Commission. The Commission endorsed the proposal during its 49th Session.

Read more:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/news/2018/03/title-statistics-commission-endorses-new-titchfield-city-group-on-ageing/

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