ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.8
Publication Type: Policy briefs
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Initiatives: Older persons
SDGs: Agenda 2030
Keywords: Ageing, Ageing persons, Arab countries, Population, Population trends
Advancing the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Arab Countries
This policy brief provides an overview of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and its linkages to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It highlights MIPAA’s relevance to countries of the Arab region by providing a snapshot of demographic ageing in the region and of the socio-economic situation of older persons. An account of the key findings and recommendations emanating from the regional meeting on the third review and appraisal of MIPAA in Arab countries is provided, along with the mandated timeline for the fourth MIPAA review and appraisal process.