Report on 2019 International Meeting on Technology for Ageing in East and North-East Asia

No. of pages: 13

Publication date: December 2019

Author: China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Renmin University of China (RUC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The 2019 International Meeting on Technology for Ageing in East and North-East Asia was jointly organized by China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Renmin University of China (RUC) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 13 - 14 November 2019 in Beijing, China.

Participants noted that population is ageing rapidly in East and North-East Asia (ENEA). Population ageing has profound impacts on sustainable development and presents significant economic and social challenges, such as decline in labour force, rise in the old-age dependency ratio, higher demand for health care and long-term care, etc. Given the unprecedented speed and scale of population ageing in the subregion, participants stressed the urgency of effective policy responses, especially on leveraging technology to better support older persons.