Cross-border movements of people within East and South-East Asia have risen with rapidity, much of them driven by the prospect for gainful employment. Although there has been a growing number of articles and publications on international migration in countries in East and South-East Asia, these often focus on selected issues of migration. The present report provides a comprehensive overview of migration in East and South-East Asia and country reports that provide a concise analysis of the key national issues and how they are linked to other countries in the region.
In April 2002, Second World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and the Political Declaration. It it remains a global guiding document with priority focused in the areas of (i) older persons and development; (ii) advancing health and well-being into old age; and (iii) ensuring enabling and supportive environments.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013.
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Published on: 17 January 2014
ESCAP Resolution 67/8: Strengthening social protection systems in Asia and the Pacific.
The publication Sustaining Progress on Population and Development in Asia and the Pacific: 20 years after ICPD contains an analysis of the ICPD beyond 2014 Global Survey in Asia and the Pacific and the results of additional research on the status of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in the region.
This report contains the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development as well as the proceedings and organization of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, held in Bangkok in September 2014.
ESCAP Resolution 69/13: Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, and the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.
Factsheet outlining key facts, trends, and challenges related to population ageing in Asia and the Pacific.
Since the 1970s in particular, the countries of Western Asia and those of the Asia-Pacific region have been closely linked to each other through highly extensive movements of people. Opportunities created by the rapid development of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), but also other countries in the ESCWA region, have attracted a large number labour migrants from the Asia-Pacific region.
The food, fuel and financial crises have again illustrated the need for social protection, and particularly income support schemes. Income support schemes are often considered as an important tool not only as a response to crises, but particularly as a tool to build resilience in populations. Basic income security, especially for the most vulnerable groups, is an element of the United Nations social protection floor, combined with universal access to health and education.