Technical Meeting on Population Ageing Background Documents and Agenda

Brussels, 6-9 October 1998

Purpose of Meeting

To review the experiences and policies of the developed countries on population ageing so as to identify lessons learned and best practices that can be adopted by developing countries;

to review and appraise the implementation of the ICPD PoA as it relates to population ageing, and

to identify the policy initiatives and key future actions required to meet existing and emerging needs of the elderly, with a special focus on gender and poverty dimensions.

Participants

There will be approximately 40 expert participants (including paper presenters) at the meeting representing both developed and developing countries and from all regions.

Meeting Partner

UNFPA is organizing this meeting in close collaboration with the Belgium Population and Family Study Centre.

Background paper

Population Ageing: Background Review
Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA

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AGENDA

Day 1: Tuesday 6 October

Registration

9.00 - 9.30 Official Registration

Official Opening and Background

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

9.30 - 10.00 Welcome Address, M. Nizamuddin, Director, Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA

Official Opening, Dr R. Moreels, Minister of Overseas Development, Belgium

10.00 - 10.15 Purpose and Organization of the Meeting, M. Nizamuddin, Director, Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA

10.15 - 10. 45 Coffee break

10.45 - 11.30 Background Review Paper (R. Leete, Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA)

Session 1

Process, Dimensions and Prospects of Population Ageing

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

11.30 - 1.00 Demographic, Economic and Social Aspects of Population Ageing: A Global Overview (B. Mirkin, UN, Population Division)

Population Ageing in Developed Countries: Lessons Learned (A. Gollini, Italy)

1.00 - 2.30 Lunch

Session 2

Promotion and Maintenance of Health in Later Life

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

2.30 - 3.45 Health Status and Service Needs of the Elderly: A Policy Framework (Margarete Greico, UK)

Ageing in sub-Saharan Africa in the Context of AIDS (J. Ntozi, Uganda)

3.45 - 4.15 Tea break

4.15 - 5.30 Health Status and Service Needs of the Elderly: An NGO Perspective (Dr K. Zaki Hasan, Pakistan)

6.00 - 8.00 Reception hosted by Professor R. Cliquet

Day 2: Wednesday 7 October

Session 3

Support Systems for the Elderly

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

9.00 - 10.30 Improving the Quality of Life for the Elderly (Penelope Coombes, Australia)

Changing Role of the Family and Community in Providing Support for the Elderly, including their Independent Living Arrangements (Emily Grundy, UK)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 -11.45 A Society for All Ages: Options for the Elderly (Ms Rosemary Lane, UN Social Development Division)

11.45 - 1.00

Session 4

Special Needs of the Elderly

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

12.00 - 12.45 Meeting the Needs of the Poor Elderly: Contrasts Between Rural and Urban Communities in Zimbabwe and Namibia (D. Adamchak, USA, )

12.45 - 2.15 Lunch

2.15 - 3.00 Meeting the Needs of the Frail Elderly Requiring Long-Term Care (Kasturi Sen, India)

3.00 - 3.45 The Status of Older Persons in Countries with Economies in Transition (PAU, ECE)

3.45 - 4.15 Tea

First Meeting of Working Groups

4.15 - 5.30 First Working Group Meetings

Day 3: Thursday 8 October

Session 5

Economic Policy Implications of an Older Society

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

9.00 - 10.30 Population Ageing, Economic Growth, and Intergenerational Transfers: Labour, Productivity and Savings Issues (James Schultz, USA)

Fiscal Implications of Older Societies: Public vs. Private Pension Schemes (J. Bravo, CELADE)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00 Population Ageing and Policy Trade-Offs in China (Z. Yi, China)

12.00 - 1.00 General discussion of the economic implications of ageing

1.00 - 2.30 Lunch

Panel Discussion

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

2.30 - 3.45 Country and NGO Perspectives on Poverty and Gender Dinensions of the Elderly and other Key Issues (4 or 5 country/NGO participants)

South Africa

India

Poland

NGO (2)

3.45 - 4.15 Tea break

Second Meeting of Working Groups

4.15 - 5.30 Second Working Group Meetings

Day 4: Friday 9 October

Session 6

Social Policy Implications of an Older Society

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

9.00 - 10.30 Measures to Enhance Self-Reliance of Elderly People (S. Kono, Japan)

Adapting Existing Institutions to Meet the Needs of the Elderly (Yap Mui Teng, Singapore)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 1.00 Care of the Elderly in Belgium and European Perspective (J. Breda, Belgium)

Data and Research Needs (W. Lutz, Austria)

1.00 - 2.30 Lunch

Plenary of Working Group

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

2.30 - 3.15 Presentation of Reports and Recommendations of Working Groups

3.15 - 3.45 Tea break

3.45 - 4.45 Consideration of Recommendations

Closing

(Chair: Professor R. Cliquet)

4.45 - 5.00 Official Closing, Dr Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, UNFPA,

7.00 - 9.00 Farewell Dinner hosted by Professor R. Cliquet

Rapporteur Professor R C Schoenmaeckers, Belgium

Secretariat The Belgium Population and Family Study Centre and UNFPA

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