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.
This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.
ILC-Japan has been promoting public-industry collaboration to enhance support for older adults in daily living. After conducting studies with community support coordinators and creating a tool with tips to make improvements, we are now in the implementation stage to build actual collaboration between supermarkets and municipalities.
This Summer, ILC-UK's Founder and Executive President, and one of the founding members of the ILC Global Alliance, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE passed away. She was an inspiration to us all across the ILC family, both professionally and personally, and her legacy will continue to live on.
2nd November 2022