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Adapting to the needs of ageing populations

With almost 195 million people in the UNECE region 65 or older - some 16.5% of the total population - cities need to actively anticipate the impacts of population ageing on public services.

UNECE Road Maps on Mainstreaming Ageing provide practical recommendations, covering areas including housing and transportation systems. In Georgia, recommendations included making sure public transport is affordable and more accessible, for example for wheel chair users. Road Maps have been developed for Armenia, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, with another underway in Belarus.