Ageing

An important area of work for ESCAP is that of ageing, reflecting the fact that 58 per cent of the world's older persons live in Asia-Pacific and that the number of older persons in the region is estimated to triple from 438 million in 2010 to 1.26 billion by 2050.   One in four people in the region will then be over 60 years old. In East and North-East Asia, more than one in three people will be older than 60 years by 2050, making it the most drastic demographic transformation in the world.

Publications

Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Second Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 10-12 September 2012, Bangkok

Governments of countries and areas in the ESCAP region gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 12 September 2012 for the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Second Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

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Asia-Pacific Preparation for MIPAA+10 Review

The Asia-Pacific region is preparing for the 10 year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), which will culminate in an Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting in 2012. To better support governments' efforts in the review and appraisal, ESCAP, in cooperation with the China National Committee on Ageing, organized a Preparatory Meeting from 22 to 24 November 2011 in Beijing.

Resolutions and Treaties

Shanghai Implementation Strategy: Regional Implementation Strategy For The Madrid International Plan Of Action On Ageing 2002 and The Macao Plan Of Action On Ageing For Asia And The Pacific 1999

ESCAP policy document.

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.