Ageing and Development: Implications for Asia and the Pacific, 1999.
The theme of the International Year of Older
Person 1999, "Towards a society for all
ages", has four dimensions: the situation of older persons, lifelong
individual development, multigenerational relationships, and development and the
ageing of populations. This manuscript has been issued as a preliminary,
unedited, version of a study of the latter dimension: the interaction
between population ageing and development. At a later date, the study will
be issued as part one of a three-paper publication. Part two of the
publication deals with the third dimension: issues relating to
multi-generational relationship (see the publication below). The
last part presents the report of the Regional Seminar on Promoting a Society for
All Ages held in Bangkok from 1 to 4 December 1998. Click to download a copy
of the report or read it online.
Both the Regional Seminar and the forthcoming
publication form the major components of the project "Regional Support to
the International Year of Older Persons", generously funded by the
Government of Japan.
Multi-generational Relationships in Asia and the Pacific, 1999
This manuscript has been issued as the preliminary,
unedited, study of the second part of the forthcoming publication on two of
the four dimensions of the International Year of Older Persons as discussed
The study has two parts; the first discusses
the dynamics of multi-generational relationships in the context of family,
community and society while the second focuses on policies and programmes to
promote multi-generational ties.
to Comprehensive National Policies on Ageing: Government-NGO Cooperation, Government-NGO
Cooperation Series, No.2, 1997, 22 pages
In response to rapidly ageing populations across
Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP initiated the project "Government-NGO cooperation for poverty alleviation:
development of policies and programmes on behalf of older persons" in 1996. This
publication of the Social Development Division contains the report and recommendations adopted at
the ESCAP-convened Regional Seminar
on Government-NGO Cooperation for Older Persons in Macau 16-19 June 1997.
of National Coordinating Bodies on Ageing and Non-Governmental Organizations
for Older Persons in Asia and the Pacific: Source book on Ageing (Volume
I ): Information Materials for the International Year of Older Persons,
1997, 139 pages
This publication of
the Social Development Division provides profiles of national coordinating
bodies on ageing, as well as of national/local, regional and international
NGOs which have an interest in ageing and related issues. It contains
contact information of the organizations and serves as a directory of ageing
organizations in the region. It has three
parts: (1) government national coordinating bodies on
ageing, (2) national/local NGOs working with
and for older persons, and (3) regional and
international NGOs involved in ageing issues. This publication is the first of two
volumes of a source book on ageing.
Since the publication of the directory, revisions
have been made based on inputs provided to the ESCAP secretariat by the
organizations themselves. Click here to download this updated, but
unedited, version of the directory.
and Regional Mandates on Ageing: Source Book on Ageing (Volume II):
Information Materials for the International Year of Older Persons, 1997,
This publication presents
a compilation of international and regional mandates adopted by governments
concerning ageing-related issues, including those adopted at regional meetings
in Asia and the Pacific, for action to be undertaken to improve the quality
of life of older persons, in the course of the past 15 years. It consists
of three parts: (1) international mandates adopted at major world conferences,
(2) international mandates adopted by the United Nations General Assembly,
and (3) mandates adopted at inter-governmental meetings in Asia and the
to download an unedited version of this publication.
ISBN: 92-1-119776-7 ST/ESCAP/1807 E.98.II.F.8
Years of Life in Asia: Current Situation and Future Challenges, 1996, 209
As part of a regional
project on local-level policy development, the ESCAP Population
Division produced this publication dealing with the consequences of population
ageing. It aims to provide a thorough analysis of the major population
ageing issues as they pertain to the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on
the challenges of the twenty-first century.
of Asia's Population Future for Older People in the Family. Report and
selected background papers from the Expert Group Meeting on the Implications
of Asia's Population Future for the Family and the Elderly; Asian population
studies series No. 145, 1996, 130 pages
This publication of
the Population Division consists of two parts: (1) Report of the Meeting
held in Bangkok 25-28 November 1996 on the Implications of Asia's Population
Future for the Family and the Elderly; (2) Five expert papers on ageing
and family related issues.
Preparation for Old Age in Asia and the Pacific,
1996, 155 pages
most publications on ageing are concerned with improving the lives of older
persons, this publication of the Social Development Division focuses on the
equally critical issue of preparing younger people for old age. It consists of three parts:
(1) policy framework for lifelong preparation for old age; (2) regional
overview; and (3) illustrative country situations and recommendations.
ISBN: 92-1-119776-7 ST/ESCAP/1684 E.98.II.F.8