Ageing in ESCWA member States - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


Ageing in ESCWA member States


Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: Older persons

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Ageing, Ageing persons, Population, Population trends, Arab countries, Sustainable development, Social development

Ageing in ESCWA member States

January 2023

This brochure covers the following topics:
•    Background of ageing trends in the Arab region
•    Overview of the socio-economic situation of older persons
•    Outlining the process of the fourth regional review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA)
•    Key policy recommendations to:

  • Promote the full inclusion of older persons
  • Ensure healthy and active ageing for all older persons in the Arab region
  • Protect older persons from neglect and abuse and combat ageism
  • Develop data, research and partnerships to accelerate the implementation of the MIPAA
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