Tehran to Host 2018 Help Age Regional Conference on Population Ageing

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 14:17

The biennium Help Age Regional Conference on Population Ageing will be held in Tehran on October 23-25, 2018.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Iran, Welfare Organization, and HelpAge International will coordinate to co-host the Regional Conference on issues relevant to population ageing in the Asia Pacific. The main theme of the conference is “Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies”, Tehran Times reports.

According to UNFPA, the day one of the conference assesses the trends in population ageing and family dynamics, as well as how communities and governments across Asia have responded. Through parallel streams on day two, the conference will then examine policies and community services to ease adaptation to ageing trends particularly in relation to social inclusion, income security, and health and care.

It is anticipated that this conference bring together 250 participants from various countries in the region and few countries from other regions, representing government, international organizations, academic institutions, civil society organizations, parliamentarians and private sector.

Average life expectancy in Iran has risen to 74 years (72.5 years for males and 75.5 years for females) and the elderly constitute 9.3 percent of the country’s population.


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