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Ageing in the Asia Pacific region: are governments prepared to address opportunities and challenges?

18 January 2016

This blog was co-written by Camilla Williamson. The Asia Pacific region is among the fastest ageing regions in the world. But are governments ready to address this fundamental and definitive shift in population dynamics? Have they put in place policies,. Keep reading

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Data collection: gaps, new technologies and the inclusion of older people

17 November 2015

Last month in Kobe, Japan, 200 policymakers, practitioners and activists committed to healthy ageing gathered for the Second World Health Organization (WHO) Global Forum on Innovations for Ageing Populations. The discussions, which included members of Keep reading

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Global AgeWatch country focus: Korea

09 November 2015

In the 2015 Global AgeWatch Index, the Republic of Korea ranked at number 60. The Korean rankings in the Global AgeWatch Index have been a contentious issue due to its low status compared to the country's high economic level. On... Keep reading

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Aiming high: achieving the Global Goals to end poverty, inequality and climate change

30 September 2015

Last week at the UN, Heads of State and high-level government representatives committed to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals aim to bring peace and prosperity to people of all ages across the world, and to... Keep reading

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Counting older people: my thoughts on the Global AgeWatch Index

22 September 2015

Last week I was invited by HelpAge to tell my story at the UN in New York as part of a panel discussion introducing the latest Global AgeWatch Index. I wanted to come back to the UN as I... Keep reading

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