United Nations Expert Group Meeting: “Measuring Population Ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”
The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), are organizing an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”.
Population ageing is a well‐established global demographic trend. Understanding and measuring ageing in different contexts, has important implications for international comparisons, the assessment of trends over time, and the design and implementation of national development policies and programmes. Recently, new approaches to the measurement of population ageing have been developed. The use of these new approaches affects our perception of the extent of ageing in the future. This has implications for the follow‐up and review of international global action plans, such as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) as well as the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.
This expert meeting will seek to take stock of different concepts and methodologies, to assess their scope and limitations to support policy design, implementation and monitoring at the national, regional and global levels, including monitoring and review of ageing related Sustainable Development Goals. Experts from governmental and international organizations, from research institutions as well as civil society organizations will be invited to discuss the applicability of various measures of ageing in different contexts.