The objectives of the Meeting were:(a) To review the progress made in the Asia-Pacific region in the
implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action; (b) To consider key priorities under each priority direction in the Madrid Plan of Action for the next implementation cycle from 2013 to 2017 in the Asia-Pacific region;(c) To identify key areas for regional cooperation to further strengthen the implementation of the Madrid Plan of Action.
The Governments at the Intergovernmental Meeting adopted the Bangkok Statement on the Asia-Pacific Review of the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. The Bangkok Statement calls for preparing for and adapting to ageing in the Asia-Pacific region. Key recommendations include, among others, strengthening social protection systems, and adapting health systems in response to the needs of older persons through an integrated continuum of care. The Meeting also highlighted positive contributions made by older persons to their families, communities and society.