`Abhi to mai jawan houn': WHO has not reclassified 65-year-olds as youth

Social media users are claiming that World Health Organization (WHO) has reclassified 65-year-olds as youth.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  23 Jun 2022 6:15 AM GMT
`Abhi to mai jawan houn: WHO has not reclassified 65-year-olds as youth

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that World Health Organization (WHO) has reclassified 65-year-olds as youth.

NewsMeter received the claim on WhatsApp.


Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter checked the official website of WHO to verify the authenticity of the viral claim. We didn't find evidence related to the viral claim.

According to a journal, in 2015, WHO revised the age standards. According to the new age classification, the young age is from 25 to 44, middle-age is 44-60, elderly age is 60-75, senile age is 75-90 and long-livers are after 90.

https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ASSRJ/article/view/2924

As per UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC), an older person is defined by the United Nations as a person who is over 60 years of age.

https://emergency.unhcr.org/entry/43935/older-persons

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs considers people between the age of 15 and 24 as "youth."

https://journals.scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ASSRJ/article/view/2924

The United Nations has designated the Decade of Healthy Aging will from 2021 to 2030.

https://www.who.int/initiatives/decade-of-healthy-ageing

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:World Health Organization (WHO) has reclassified 65-year-olds as youth
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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