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Ageing in the twenty-first century : a celebration and a challenge /

By: Guzm n, Jos Miguel | United Nations Population Fund
Contributor(s): Pawliczko, Ann | Beales, Sylvia | Till, Celia | Voelcker, Ina
Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International 2012Description: PDFISBN: 0897149815; 9780897149815Subject(s): Ageing Cross-cultural Studies | Population Forecasting Cross-cultural Studies | Population Statistics | Population Growth | Service Provision | Statistical AnalysisOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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This report analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons. The report identifies gaps and provides recommendations for the way forward to ensure a society for all ages in which both young and old are given the opportunity to contribute to development and share in its benefits. A unique feature of the report is a focus on the voices of older persons themselves, captured through consultations with older men and women around the world. The report, which is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing, shows that important progress has been made by many countries in adopting new policies, strategies, plans and laws on ageing, but that much more needs to be done to fully implement the Madrid Plan and fulfil the potential of our ageing world.

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