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Investing in an ageing world: shifting debates from costs to investments

2017-05-03T09:53:27+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Our world is ageing and, in some countries and regions, rapidly. The fact that people now live longer, in better health, and generally in better conditions than ever before is a remarkable success story. But what opportunities and challenges [...]

Changing population ages structures and sustainable development: Ten key findings and recommendations

2017-05-02T11:20:00+00:00 Tags: , , |

This paper was prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs as a contribution to the 50th session of the Commission on Population and Development, 3-7 April 2017, based on the report [...]

Interview with Dr Bazlul Haque Khondker, an expert economist from Bangladesh discussing social protection

2017-07-14T15:06:42+00:00 Tags: , , , |

  What are some of the reasons that make social protection for older people so important, economically and socially? A large number of older people are either poor or vulnerable to sudden change, and they enter into retirement without [...]

Myanmar’s national forum on universal social pension held in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

2017-03-28T11:52:29+00:00 Tags: , , , |

On 16 March, 2017, a forum to raise the awareness among parliamentarians on Myanmar’s National Universal Social Pension Scheme was held in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The Government of Myanmar will be funding and rolling out the first Universal National Social Pension [...]

Older people’s associations: a briefing on their impact, sustainability and replicability

2017-03-20T16:59:34+00:00 Tags: , , |

This briefing makes the case for multifunctional older people's associations to provide for inclusive, sustainable community development in Asia that actively engages the growing population of people over 60 as agents of change, rather than passive beneficiaries in their [...]