Regional Forum on
Policy Implications of Population Ageing
03-05 July 2017
Tabriz, I.R. Iran
Population ageing is one of the major demographic transitions globally, especially in the Asia and Pacific as one of the most populated areas in the world. The speed and scope of population ageing as well as its profound implications for socio-economic development, call for immediate action at different levels particularly at the level of policy formulation and planning.
Most countries in the region are advancing in adapting policies and practices to the demands of rapid population ageing. Given that, exchanging knowledge and experiences among these countries is essential, to better grasp potential solutions to the issues related to population ageing and the needs of older people.
In this context, the Government of Iran (GoI) in collaboration with UNFPA and the Asia and Pacific Regional Office of the HelpAge International held a regional forum on policy implications of population ageing. This forum mainly aimed at facilitating exchange of knowledge and expertise among these countries, and to contribute to the process of policy formulation.
This event brought 15 international participants including officials, and academics from eight countries in the Asia and Pacific region as well as up to 70 national participants including high officials from the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, State Welfare Organization, the Secretariat for the National Council of the Elderly, academics and senior experts from pertinent organizations.