Population Ageing and Development

Social, Health and Gender Issues

No. of pages: 102

Publication Date: 2002

Author: UNFPA

ISBN: 0-89714-632-8

A special report from the Expert Group Meeting on Population Ageing and Development. Population ageing has become one of the most significant demographic processes of modern times. An inevitable consequence of the demographic transition and the shift to lower fertility and reduced mortality, the ageing of the world's population has many countries facing unprecedented numbers and proportions of older persons.

As part of the preparatory activities leading up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing, UNFPA convened, in collaboration with the United Nations Programme on Ageing, AARP and HelpAge International. This publication provides a summary of the papers presented and the discussions, along with the meeting's conclusions and recommendations.

Related content

Press

In his remarks during the launch of UNFPA's "The State of World Population 2013", Dr. Osotimehin highlights the aim of this year's report to call for actions that empower girls, uphold their basic human rights, and put them on an equal footing with boys.

UNFPA Launches Advocacy Platform for Post-2015 Development Framework
News
As the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, UNFPA has launched an advocacy platform for the subsequent post-2015 development framework, Empowering People to Ensure a Sustainable Future for All.
Press
"Tomorrow is today aged 10, and it’s a girl. Change her life, change the world," UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin says in his statement on the International Day of the Girl Child.

Pages

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookies policy.

X