Statement on The International Day of Older Persons 2014

On this 24th International Day of Older Persons, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the worldwide celebration of longevity and acknowledges the contributions that older persons make to their families, communities and societies.  Read

Ageing in the Asia-Pacific: 2015 and beyond

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Worldwide, the number of persons aged 60 years and over is projected to reach 2 billion by 2050 - that is, 1 in every 5 persons. Ongoing decline in fertility rates, together with increasing life expectancy, has resulted in an ageing population for many nations, including those in the Asia-Pacific region.  Read

Statement on the International Day of Older Persons

Today, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons under the theme, “The Future We Want: What Older Persons Are Saying”. Indeed, with 841 million older persons in the world in 2013, representing almost 12 per cent of the world’s population, we can no longer afford not to listen to what they are saying. Read

Indonesia Needs to Prepare for Population Ageing

Jakarta, 2 August 2013 – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and Yayasan Emong Lansia-Help Age Indonesia organized a two-day national seminar entitled ‘Causes, Consequences and Policy Determination by Population Census of 2010’. The seminar focused on the impact of population ageing in Indonesia and the measures that out to be implemented in anticipation of the country’s future needs. Read

Commemorating International Day of Older Persons 2012: UNFPA Committed to Address Issues of Population Ageing through a Multi-faceted Strategy

The world is witnessing unprecedented growth in older populations, especially in Asia. This global demographic shift presents opportunities and challenges for individuals, families, communities, and countries. Read