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The 21st Century is characterized by increasing digitalisation. As more and more everyday services move online, ‘offliners’ risk being excluded in an era that embraces fast-changing innovation in digital technology. This predominantly concerns older persons who are less digitally connected than
More robust monitoring and measuring systems are required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UNECE report on Measuring and
Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals at the urban level is crucial to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, stresses UNECE in a new report that advocates for a “cities-based” and “people-smart” approach to
The Guidelines launched today by UNECE call for the development of a Strategic Framework for Mainstreaming Ageing to ensure its systematic consideration and integration in public policies. By 2050, about one in every four persons in the UNECE region will be over the age of 65. Population ageing
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of older persons, who have borne the brunt of severe illness and mortality as well as of acute loneliness and isolation. Up to September 2020, nearly 9 out of 10 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the UNECE region were among adults aged 65
Statistics on social and demographic topics are usually produced from surveys of individuals living in private households. But what about older people who are not part of a private household, but who instead live in an institution, such as a care home or assisted living centre? Such people are
UNECE has launched a Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing in Belarus, providing tailored guidance for a comprehensive policy response to population ageing. Population ageing in Belarus The Republic of Belarus, like many other UNECE member States
Today, almost 98 million people in the EU-28 are aged 65 years and over - some 19.2 per cent of the total population.
UNECE member States reconfirmed their commitment to implementing the Programme of Action adopted at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the ICPD Beyond 2014 Chair’
Increased investments in individual capabilities and more efforts on ensuring human rights, including reproductive rights, and gender equality throughout the life course are needed to respond to the population dynamics affecting the broader European region. This is the conclusion of a report
Responding to the challenges and potential of population ageing across the region, UNECE member States have adopted a
In a context of continued population ageing, countries in the UNECE region have made strong progress towards promoting active ageing and ensuring inclusive and sustainable societies for all ages. But further efforts are needed to realize the potentials of living longer. These are the main
In recent decades, the number of international migrants globally has grown faster than the world’s population. While the current refugee crisis has drawn the focus of attention to newly arriving asylum seekers, the UNECE region has long been a destination for migrants. In Northern and Western
Dementia affects some 44 million people worldwide, according to current estimates, with numbers of newly diagnosed cases on the rise due to ageing. This is particularly true in UNECE member States which enjoy some of the longest life expectancies in the world. Dementia is a long-lasting chronic
The UNECE is launching the Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing in Georgia, a document to guide the country in strengthening its policy response to population ageing. The report is the result of more than a year’s research, including a desk review of existing policies, contributions from national
Current population dynamics in Europe, North America and Central Asia must be seen as an opportunity, not a threat, senior officials of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said at the opening of the high-level ICPD regional review conference
Over the past 10 years, UNECE member States have made significant progress in adapting social protection systems, promoting health and independent living and adjusting labour markets to the needs of an increasingly ageing population. However, these are also among the top areas where major
The UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing held on 18-20 September 2012 in Vienna, Austria, concluded with the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration “Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing”. The Declaration outlines priority directions for the third cycle (
The UNECE Ministerial Conference “Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing” will take place from 18 to 20 September 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The Conference will mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Assembly on Ageing, which also took place in Vienna in
Geneva National ageing focal points from across the UNECE region are gathering in Geneva for the Fourth meeting of the UNECE Working Group on Ageing on 21-22 November 2011. Active ageing and quality of life in old age will be the focus of a special in-depth discussion with latest research
GenevaUNECE today launched the report of its first ‘Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing’, a project to help guide Armenia in devising policies relating to ageing and older people.  The Government of Armenia has formally adopted the recommendations as a part of their National Strategy and
Geneva At present the share of the world’s population aged 65 or more is only 7.6%, but as people around the world stave off illness to live longer, United Nations projections suggest this proportion could rise to 16.2% by 2050.  The phenomenon of demographic ageing is particularly pronounced
Geneva The UNECE Population Unit is preparing a Road Map on Mainstreaming Ageing for the Republic of Moldova. Based on an in-depth appraisal of the situation in the country, recommendations will be prepared on how to implement internationally agreed policy standards, as set out in the