Workshop on Sustainable and Inclusive Pensions in Asia and the Pacific

13 Jun 2017
Bangkok,

The Workshop on Sustainable and Inclusive Pensions in Asia and the Pacific will be held on 13 June 2017 in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. It is being organized in partnership with ESCAP and ILO with support from the Government of the Republic of Korea.

Participants will be drawn from governments in the ESCAP region, think tanks, academic institutions, civil society, older persons’ organizations, UN organizations and specialized agencies, and independent experts.

The objectives of the workshop are as follows:

1. To develop policy options and review good practices in two priority areas, namely
a) Expanding pensions coverage
b) Ensuring adequacy of benefits while ensuring overall sustainability of a pension system

2. To increase awareness on the key challenges and opportunities for effectively addressing old-age poverty and promoting income security of older persons in the Asia- Pacific region.

This workshop will be interactive and making use of state-of the art methods from Futures Thinking/Foresight and will be moderated by an experienced expert facilitator.