Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing
Asia and the Pacific is experiencing a rapid demographic transition towards an ageing population. While rising life expectancy is one of humanity’s major achievements, population ageing presents unprecedented economic and social challenges. The devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on older persons further highlights the need to provide better support to older persons and their families during times of crisis and emergency.
To overcome the challenges and grasp the opportunities presented by ageing societies, the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) offers a comprehensive action plan and calls for embracing the potential of the ageing population as a basis for future development. To implement the MIPAA, business as usual will not work and innovative solutions are required. In this regard, this meeting will discuss how technology could be utilized to support older persons as well as explore how national policy and regional cooperation could promote the development of technology for ageing societies.
The publication “Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: Experiences of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea” will be launched at the meeting, providing useful references to member States in the region in customizing the use of technology for active ageing as well as formulating forward-looking policies based on national contexts.
The meeting will be organized in connection with the first consultation of ESCAP member States on the Asia-Pacific Fourth Review and Appraisal of the MIPAA to be held on 6 and 7 May 2021. For more information, please visit https://www.unescap.org/events/2021/first-informal-consultation-escap-member-states-asia-pacific-fourth-review-and-0#