The world’s population is ageing, just like us. As we enter the era of “super-aged societies”, governments, communities and businesses need to adapt. A new ISO technical committee has just been formed to help.
Posted on ISO.org | By Clare Naden
In 2017, the number of people aged 60 years or over worldwide was more than twice as big as in 1980, and it is expected to double again by 2050 to reach nearly 2.1 billion). The changing demographics of our society brings with it pressures and challenges ranging from everything to healthcare to the local bus. But opportunities, too, are rife.
The recently formed ISO technical committee ISO/TC 314, Ageing societies aims to develop standards and solutions across a wide range of areas, to tackle the challenges posed as well as harness the opportunities that ageing populations bring.
ISO/TC 314 comes as a result of extensive work in this area by ISO, including the development of International Workshop Agreement IWA 18, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies, which led to the creation of the ISO Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on Ageing Societies.