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12 to 13 July 2016 | By invitation only

The Regional Expert Forum on Population Ageing was held on 12-13 July 2016 in the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. The Forum was attended by a total of 55 persons, 26 of whom represented 14 Government focal points on population ageing and policy-makers. Development practitioners, independent experts, civil society experts, United Nations bodies and Specialized Agencies working in the area of population ageing constituted the rest of the participants.

The Forum reviewed and shared good practices in addressing the long-term care needs of older persons in the region and considered policies to formulate a comprehensive framework for long-term care of older persons in the region. The Forum also increased awareness on the key challenges and opportunities for effectively addressing population ageing and promoting the rights of older persons in the Asia- Pacific region in the context of the forthcoming Third Regional Review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and agreed on a strategy to assess progress at regional and country level on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), including proposing concrete follow-up actions within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Background reading

Long-term care for older persons in Asia and the Pacific

Income security for older persons in Asia and the Pacific

Related documents

Programme

  1. Tentative Programme

Presentations

  1. Presentation: Session 1
  2. Presentation: Session 3 
  3. Presentation: Session 4
  4. Presentation: Session 5
  5. Presentation: Session 6
  6. Presentation: Session 7

Documents

  1. Survey Questionnaire for Third Review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
  2. Concept Note
  3. Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
  4. List of participants 
  5. Report of the Regional Expert Forum on Population Ageing

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