The Asian and Pacific region began its second regional review and appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in 2011. The regional inputs will feed into the second global review and appraisal, which will be conducted in early 2013. The Economic and Social Council resolution 2010/14 calls on regional commissions, including ESCAP, to support member States in the regional review and appraisal as part of the preparatory process for the global review.
The key activities in preparation for the global review and appraisal of the Plan are:
National monitoring efforts are key to the global review and appraisal exercises. It is recommended that governments combine the bottom-up participatory approach with the collection of quantitative data. A minimum list of indicators was developed to provide guidance in the monitoring and reporting on progress towards the implementation of the Plan.A quick guide for the national review and appraisal of MIPAA can be found here.
The regional survey on ageing is an integral part of the preparatory process for the global review. It is a follow-up to the regional survey conducted in 2005 and provides an opportunity to update on the development of new policies and programmes as well as highlight examples and practices from the region.
The regional survey can be downloaded here. Please note that the completed questionnaire should be submitted to ESCAP by 30 June 2011, preferably by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESCAP will prepare a regional analysis of progress in implementing the Plan based on the findings of the above-mentioned survey.
The preparatory meeting will be convened by the Secretariat in October 2011 to review the background documentation and to identify priorities for member States related to ageing and the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. The outcome document from this meeting will be presented for consideration and adoption at the Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Second Review and Appraisal of MIPAA.
The intergovernmental meeting will be convened in 2012 to bring together senior officials from countries of the Asia-Pacific region to reach consensus on measures to better prepare for an ageing society. The intergovernmental meeting will focus on a review of the progress and challenges in the implementation of the three pillars of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: (a) older persons and development; (b) advancing health and well-being into old age; and (c) ensuring enabling and supportive environments. In addition, the meeting will serve as a regional platform for the sharing of national experiences and good practices, including social protection measures for older persons, promotion of active ageing and elderly care services. The outcome of the high level-intergovernmental meeting will be submitted as a regional input for the global review of the Plan in 2013.
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