Across the UNECE region, and across most of the world, populations are ageing, bringing challenges and opportunities which require evidence-based policy responses. Ageing affects virtually all domains of society. The need for relevant statistics is therefore equally wide-ranging.
Guided by the framework of the UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the Vienna Ministerial Declaration “Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing”, these Recommendations represent the outcome of a multidisciplinary task force of statisticians and policymakers. They provide guidance to national statistical offices for improving the production of ageing-related statistics, from identification of concepts for measurement, to the communication of results.