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HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

6 September 2016

Asia and the Pacific is home to over half the world’s people over 60 years of age. These numbers are expected to rise from over 500 million in 2015 to over 850 million by 2030. By then, nearly two thirds of the world’s older persons will be living in Asia and the Pacific.

Women currently constitute the majority – some 54 per cent – of older persons in the region, but represent an even greater majority, 61 per cent, of the “oldest old” population of 80 years and older.

The HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 - The Economic Implications of Ageing, to be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 6 – 8 September with UNFPA support, brings together 300 policy makers, leaders and luminaries from 35 countries to develop joint approaches to the rapidly changing demographics in low and middle income countries in the region.

Participants will consider how unprecendented demographic change will impact macroeconomic performance, equitably shared growth and fiscal sustainability, as well as how ageing will affect important spheres of life and government, including the workforce, healthcare, household income and markets. '

Read the opening remarks by Lubna Baqi, UNFPA's Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

- See more at: http://asiapacific.unfpa.org/news/helpage-asia-pacific-regional-conferen...

Asia and the Pacific is home to over half the world’s people over 60 years of age. These numbers are expected to rise from over 500 million in 2015 to over 850 million by 2030. By then, nearly two thirds of the world’s older persons will be living in Asia and the Pacific.

Women currently constitute the majority – some 54 per cent – of older persons in the region, but represent an even greater majority, 61 per cent, of the “oldest old” population of 80 years and older.

The HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 - The Economic Implications of Ageing, to be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 6 – 8 September with UNFPA support, brings together 300 policy makers, leaders and luminaries from 35 countries to develop joint approaches to the rapidly changing demographics in low and middle income countries in the region.

Participants will consider how unprecendented demographic change will impact macroeconomic performance, equitably shared growth and fiscal sustainability, as well as how ageing will affect important spheres of life and government, including the workforce, healthcare, household income and markets. '
 

Read the press release of the conference

Read the opening remarks by Lubna Baqi, UNFPA's Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

Read the closing remarks by Astrid Bant, UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam