In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of Vietnam and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam during 6-8 September 2016.
The topic of the 2016 HelpAge Asia-Pacific conference is “The Economic Implications of Ageing“, that is, how the demographic transition will impact the region’s economies, considering macroeconomic performance, equitably shared growth and fiscal sustainability. Also considered will be the adaptations that governments, civil society and the private sector need to anticipate in areas such as health and care, labour market, pensions, savings and consumption.
- Shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities for economic growth, equity and fiscal sustainability arising from the demographic transition in Asia-Pacific
- Greater appreciation by governments of the critical adaptations needed in public policies, structures and services to respond to population ageing
- Fresh perspectives within civil society and international actors on how to shape policy advocacy and programmes to support societal adaptation
- Wider and deeper networking among a range of organisations interested in ageing in the Asia-Pacific region.
Please find visit the conference website for more details on the speakers and contributors and participant list.
- Welcome message by Lubna Baqi, Deputy Regional Director, UNFPA Asia-Pacific
- Welcome message by Mary Ann Tsao, Chairwoman and Founding Director, Tsao Foundation Singapore
- Closing remarks by Astrid Bant, UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam
- Closing remarks by Deputy Minister Nguyen Trong Dam, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
- Closing remarks by Mathew Cherian, Chief Executive of HelpAge India and a representative of HelpAge International
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- The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) | Ageing populations: The way forward in Asia and the Pacific
- News Medical | HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 addresses challenges of ageing population
- World News Report | Deputy PM Dam addresses challenges posed by Vietnam’s ageing population
- Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam may raise retirement age as seniors’ health improves
- The Hans India | Female face of ageing in Asia Pacific
- People’s Army Newspaper | Vietnam, Bhutan enjoy firm basis for stronger relations
- The Economic Times – Health World | Economic Implications of Ageing: Time for a paradigm shift
- VivaLanka.com | Moving beyond stereotypes: Responding to unheeded needs of the ageing populations
- Asian Tribune | For Age Is Opportunity No Less Than Youth Itself
- Asia Sentinel | The Aging Dilemma for Asian Populations