Regional Expert Forum

The Regional Expert Forum on Integrated Care for Older Persons will be held from 17-19 March 2017 in Nanjing, China.

More than sixty participants has been drawn from governments in the ESCAP region, think tanks, academic institutions, civil society, older persons organizations, UN organizations, specialized agencies, sustainable development practitioners, and independent experts.

The Forum takes place within the context of the forthcoming Third Regional Review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
The objectives of the Forum are as follows:

1. To review and exchange good practices and experiences that focus on three priority areas, namely:
a. Human resource requirements for meeting the needs of an ageing society;
b. Availability and use of appropriate technology to enhance the access of older persons to services, including health and long-term care services;
c. Gender dimensions of ageing in the Asia-Pacific region.


2. To increase awareness on the key challenges and opportunities for effectively addressing population ageing and promoting the rights of older persons in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Forum will focus on discussing key challenges and opportunities for effectively addressing population ageing and promoting the rights of older persons in Asia and the Pacific. In particular, the key outcomes of analytical studies conducted on the tree priority areas of focus will be discussed, namely (a) Human resource requirements for meeting the needs of an ageing society; (b) Availability and use of appropriate technology to enhance the access of older persons to services, including health and long-term care services; (c) Gender dimensions of ageing in the Asia-Pacific region.

The meeting will highlight good practices and guidelines that policy makers may consider while formulating a comprehensive framework on long-term care of older persons which is financially sustainable and safeguards the rights of older persons. Presentations and panel discussions will be used to introduce critical issues and stimulate discussions.


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Programme

Concept Note

Information Note

List of Participants

Partipant Bio Information

Report

Background Papers:

1. Human resources needs for ageing societies

2. Older persons' access to services through ICTS

3. Gender dimensions of population ageing

Conference Presentations: 

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