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Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and a Challenge

Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and a Challenge

Source: United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge International, 2012
This landmark publication, representing a collaboration of over 20 United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the field of ageing, reviews policies and action taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002. In addition to providing many inspiring examples of innovative programs that address population ageing and the concerns of older persons, the report captures the voices of some 1,300 older persons.
Ageing, Older Persons, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Ageing, Older Persons, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Source: United Nations Development Programme, July 2017
The current brief acknowledges the importance of a life-course approach to ageing and calls for protecting and promoting the rights of older persons in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Social Protection Brief: Strengthening Elderly Care Capacity in Asia and the Pacific

Social Protection Brief: Strengthening Elderly Care Capacity in Asia and the Pacific

Source: Asian Development Bank, September 2016
Long-term care is not just an individual or family issue, but one that must also be addressed by communities, private sector, non-government organizations, and governments. It requires a wide range of responses and innovation in physical and sector planning, development of systems, programs, services, and human resources. In many countries, long-term care policies and services are being developed in a piecemeal manner, in response to immediate political or financial constraints rather than by building sustainable systems that integrate social and health care services.
Population Facts: Population Ageing and Sustainable Development

Population Facts: Population Ageing and Sustainable Development

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, August 2014
The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), adopted during the Second World Assembly on Ageing in April 2002, recognized population ageing the shift towards a larger proportion of older persons in the population as an important global trend. MIPAA linked questions of ageing to other frameworks of social and economic development and human rights, calling for ensuring the well-being of older persons in an inclusive “society for all ages”.
Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific

Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific

Source: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2016
This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. It documents policy frameworks on aging and explores the implications of alternative reform options. Its purpose is not only to provide a comprehensive review of aging in the region and associated policy responses, but also to encourage policy debate by facilitating comparison of policy regimes across the region.