Each October 1st we commemorate the International Day of Older Persons. At MICARE we want to highlight the need for evidence that can inspire public policies on this vital matter.
By: Gabriela Campillo F.
According to the United Nations, it is estimated that the number of older persons will rise to 1,500 million by 2050. This presents a big challenge for the countries and their public policies, especially concerning ageing and the quality of life of this group.
In 2022, a series of objectives have been defined for the countries:
- To highlight the resilience of older women in the face of environmental, social, economic and lifelong inequalities.
- To raise awareness of the importance of improved worldwide data collection, disaggregated by age and gender.
- To call on member states, UN entities, UN Women, and civil society to include older women in the centre of all policies, ensuring gender equality as described in the Secretary-General’s report, Our Common Agenda.
- (Source: United Nations. Click here for more information.)
At MICARE, we especially highlight the importance of improved worldwide data collection, disaggregated by age and gender.
We strongly believe that evidence and research give relevant and necessary information for the design and implementation of adequate public policies on this matter.
See here the work of our lines of research focused on older persons: