9th March 2018
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.
From 6 May to 11 June 2021, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism hosted the Robert N. Butler–Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy: "Combatting Loneliness in Aging: Toward a 21st Century Blueprint for Societal Connectedness" online.
3rd September 2021
The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.
The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.
5th August 2021