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  According to the United Nations, by 2050 there will be more people in the world who are over 60 years than children under 14. The global total is expected to rise from the current 810 million to more than 2 billion by 2050. It would be the developing countries who would have about 80% of them living there. A preliminary analysis of the situation of ageing in PPD partner countries indicated that PPD’s 27 member countries constituted 48.6 % of the world population over 60 years in 2012 and the rate is projected to increase to 57.1% by 2050. Nearly all of the member countries of PPD will have more than 10% of their population over 60 years by that 2050. Only 2 PPD member countries fall within the first 50 rankings of the Global AgeWatch Index, calculated based on income security, health status, employment, education, and an enabling environment for older people.

While increasing of longevity is a positive indicator of social, economic and technological development, the ageing population is also raising concern in developing countries. This is because of their inability and limited resources to provide social protection, health care and income security for the growing numbers of older citizens. The opportunities and challenges of ageing must be addressed by appropriate policies, budget lines and program implementation.


22 May, 2017
Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016 - 2020)
13 March, 2017
PPD Report of the International Conference on “Services to the Elderly – Current Challenges & Emerging Trends”, 23–24 February 2017, Hyderabad, India
01 October, 2016
Take a Stand Against Ageism”: International Day for Older Persons, 1st October 2016
23 October, 2013
The Nanjing Statement on Healthy Ageing adopted by the Participants of 2015 International Seminar on Healthy Ageing
21-23 October, 2015
2015 International Seminar on Ageing, Nanjing, China
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20-22 October, 2013
Summary Report on 2015 International Seminar on Healthy Ageing

October, 2013
Report of the Lauching and First Meeting of Global Commission on Ageing in Developing Countries

24 October, 2013
26 Member Countries of PPD will have over 57% of Population Over 60 Years by 2050: Launching of the Global Commission on Ageing in Developing Countries
24 October, 2013
Picture Gallery: Launching of the Global Commission on Ageing in Developing Countries in Beijing China


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