It is estimated that the proportion of persons aged 60 years and over in the world will double between 2000 and 2050, from 10 to 21 per cent. Population ageing is poised to become one of the greatest challenges in the coming decades with vast economic, social and other consequences.
The Fact Sheet describes briefly but comprehensively the need and benefits of social protection as well as elements of a social protection system. It also cites some examples of social protection in Asia and the Pacific and advocate that universal social protection is affordable and represents an economic as well as social investment.
Session 7: South-South, triangular and regional cooperation This session explores the potential for enhancing the South-South, triangular and development cooperation in Asia-Pacific region. It seeks to understand the critical importance of advancing a new and innovative framework of effectively enhancing the scope of regional cooperation and institutions to address the development changes in the region, especially for the LDCs and fragile states.
Resolution adopted by the 66th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 19 May 2010, Bangkok
Resolution 66/10 notes that HIV epidemics in the region chiefly affect sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs, and that an effective response requires working closely with these populations. Accordingly, the resolution also identifies and calls for the removal of legal and political barriers to universal access, and pledges to promote dialogue between health and other sectors, including justice, law enforcement and drug control.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 2 June 2006, New York
GA Resolution 60/262, or so-called 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, reaffirms the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of AIDS by 2015. The Political Declaration also recognized the “urgent need to scale up significantly towards the goal of universal access to comprehensive prevention programmes, treatment, care and support by 2010.”
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 10 June 2011, New York
Three decades into the AIDS epidemic and ten years since the landmark United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, leaders came together at the High-level Meeting on AIDS from 8-10 June 2011 in New York to review progress and adopt a new Political Declaration that includes new commitments and bold new targets to create momentum in the AIDS response.
Resolution adopted by the 60th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 28 April 2004, Shanghai
Resolution 60/1, or so-called Shanghai Declaration, notes that more than eight million people in the Asian and Pacific region already live with HIV/AIDS and that HIV in the region is likely to continue to spread rapidly. Consequently, the resolution urges the member States to consider participating in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.