UNDESA DSPD Ageing


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About Us

DSPD Ageing is the focal point within the United Nations system on matters related to ageing. As the focal point, its primary action is to facilitate and promote the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, including designing guidelines for policy development and implementation; advocating means to mainstream ageing issues into development agendas; engaging in dialogue with civil society and the private sector; and information exchange.

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What's New
Ageing What's New

bulletGA 68 Resolution A/RES/68/134: Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语  New

bulletReport of the Secretary-General on further implementation of MIPAA E/CN.5/2014/4 English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语 

bulletPublication on Neglect, Abuse and Violence against Older Women

bulletEGM on Neglect, Abuse and Violence of Older Women

bulletInternational Day of Older Persons, New York, 9 October 2013

bulletArchived webcast of International Day of Older Persons in New York

bulletFollow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing, A/68/167

Report of the Secretary-General

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Working Group

Ageing Working Group

The open-ended working group on ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010.

The working group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them.

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Review and Appraisal

 Review and Appraisal

“The Commission for Social Development will be responsible for follow-up and appraisal of the implementation of the International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002. The Commission should integrate the different dimensions of population ageing as contained in the International Plan of Action in its work.''

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, paragraph  132

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UN Network on Ageing Newsletter

Population Ageing 2012

There are approximately 810 million persons aged 60 years or over in the world in 2012 and this number is projected to grow to more than 2 billion by 2050.

Download the wall chart prepared by the Population Division in DESA and learn more about the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the older population at the national, regional and world levels.

Download the data table prepared by the Population Division in DESA to access the excel sheets and notes on data.