2nd ASEM CONFERENCE on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons

Date :
19-21 September 2017
Venue :
The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul
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    Greetings from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

    I’m Chairperson Lee Sung-Ho of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. I would like to invite you to the 2nd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons which will be held on 19–21 September, 2017.

    With advancement in medical technology and industrial development, the world is now faced with rapid population ageing. Under these circumstances, older persons are not fully exercising their rights in health, housing, education and access to information and faced with diverse problems including poverty and exclusion in employment.

    According to the World Population Prospect of the UN, the number of the elderly is increasing at the fastest speed and the number of people aged 60 and above is expected to double by 2050. In addition, the report shows that top 10 countries with the oldest population in 2030 would be all ASEM members. Accordingly, ASEM members are expected to set exemplary cases in devising policies to respond to population ageing.

    The 2nd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons will share information on policies to respond to population ageing not only in Europe and Asia but also of the UN and international community and discuss measures to further develop policies. In particular, the Conference would like to identify measures to link plans and goals of international community such as the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing(2002-2022) and Sustainable Development Goals(2016-2030) with human rights of older persons and discuss detailed and practical measures to enhance international cooperation.

    I would like to ask ASEM members, international institutions including the UN, and INGOs to have interest and participate in the Conference.
    Thank you.

    Lee, Sung-Ho

    Chairperson

    National Human Rights Commission of Korea

주최 : 국가인권위원회 / 후원 : 외교부, APF