Older people, conflict and emergencies
When an emergency occurs, older people are often disproportionately affected. As we have seen in the conflict in Ukraine, older people can be forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
Jeanne Banks has been working with standards that can help both in ISO/TC 292 but also in ISO/TC 314 on "Ageing societies". Together with Adriana Ciacaru she has written an article exploring two relevant standards, ISO 22395 Security and resilience - Community resilience - Guidelines for supporting vulnerable persons in an emergency and the newly published ISO 25550 Ageing societies - General requirements and guidelines for an age-inclusive workforce to help organizations and other stakeholders to develop, implement, maintain and support an age-inclusive workforce.
The full article can be found here: