To overcome the challenges and grasp the opportunities presented by population ageing, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) East and North-East Asia Office, in cooperation with Social Development Division, held an Expert Group Meeting on Technology for Active ageing to discuss the utilization of technology to support older persons, and national policy and regional cooperation on technology for ageing societies. The meeting was attended by various stakeholders including government representatives, civil society organizations, academia, international organizations, etc.
During the meeting, the publication “Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: Experiences of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea” developed by ESCAP, in partnership with China National Committee on Ageing, China Research Center on Ageing, Japan Center for International Exchange, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Our Hong Kong Foundation and United Nations Population Fund China, was launched. The report and the meeting provide timely contributions to the fourth review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) as the national and regional processes start in 2021 and 2022 respectively, thereby accelerating the implementation of the MIPA with the help of technology.
The report is available at: https://bit.ly/TechForAgeing_Report
For more information on the meeting, please visit https://www.unescap.org/events/2021/expert-group-meeting-technology-active-ageing