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.
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
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.