Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge"

【UNFPA】 Symposium "Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge"
On 1st October, UN International Day of Older Persons, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will publish “Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge”.

Last year, the world population reached 70 million, and the ratio of older persons is clearly rising upwards in most countries. By 2050, it is forecasted that nearly 80% of the world’s oldest people will live in emerging and developing economies; thus it is anticipated that ageing society will become major challenges for humankind, and actions will be important.

  In the symposium, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
will make a keynote address announcing the launch of the report, and HelpAge International (international NGO and co-author of the report), experts from China, South Korea and Japan will discuss the way forward for the ageing society. We look forward to your attendance to this symposium.

Please apply from the WEB form.
Or, by e-mail including the following information:
Name, organization, e-mail address, and if possible, phone number and address
Deadline: September 26, 2012
* We will not send a confirmation for the reservation. Please come to the hall directly.

Date and time: Monday, 1st October, 15:00-17:30 (reception opens at 14:30)
Venue: U Thant Hall, 3rd Floor of United Nations University Building
Organizer: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Co-organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,HelpAge International, JOICFP
Supporter: Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare

15:00 Opening Remarks
         Ms.Yoko Komiyama, Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare

15:20 Keynote Address “Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge”
         Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

15:50 Intermission

16:00 Panel Discussion
         Panelists :
          Dr. Naohiro Ogawa, Nihon University Population Research Institute
          Dr. Du Peng, Institute of Gerontology, Renmin University of China
          Expert on population issues from South Korea
          Mr. Richard Blewitt, HelpAge International
          Ms. Keiko Higuchi, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society
          Ms. Reiko Hayashi, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
          Ms. Junko Sazaki, Director of UNFPA Tokyo Office

17:30 Closing Remarks
         Mr. Ryuji Yamane, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

*Admission Free
*Simultaneous Interpretation available (English/Japanese)

For more information:
Ms. Yagi at UNFPA Tokyo Office
Telephone: 03-5467-4684


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