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World population ageing 2013

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World Population Ageing 2013 provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions, major areas and regions as well as individual countries or areas. Demographic profiles highlighting the relevant indicators of population ageing and covering the period 1950 to 2050 are provided for each country or area.

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Executive summary

This report updates prior World Population Ageing editions. The series originated as part of the United Nations activities connected to the Second World Assembly on Ageing in April 2002, where the Political Declaration and the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) were adopted. MIPAA represented a milestone in addressing the challenge of building a society for all ages. The Plan focuses on three priority areas: older persons and development; advancing health and well-being into old age; and ensuring enabling and supportive environments. MIPAA links population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons to international frameworks for social and economic development and human rights, particularly those agreed to at the United Nations conferences and summits of the 1990s.

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