Resources on Ageing

This guidance note details how modelled population estimates can support national statistics offices in planning, conducting and performing quality assurance checks during the census exercise.

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UNFPA focuses on human rights, health and protection of older persons in light of COVID-19, and this document highlights relevant initiatives underway in offices worldwide. Responding to the rights and needs of older persons is fully in line with one of the accelerators of the UNFPA COVID-19 Global Response Plan, i.e. to leave no one behind.

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The wall chart on Population Ageing and Development 2012 presents the latest data available on 16 indicators including demographic, social and economic characteristics of the older population at the national, regional and world levels.

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The poster shows the proportion of population aged 60 or over in 2012 and 2050

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Population ageing is increasingly becoming an issue for concern throughout the world, and particularly in less developed countries where the growth of the older population is ever more rapid. In order to sharpen international focus on some of the key operational challenges faced by older people today, in early 2001 UNFPA commissioned a pilot study in South Africa and India.

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