29 June 2022 to 1 July 2022
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC - BKK)
Asia/Bangkok timezone

Population ageing is a megatrend in Asia and the Pacific, and it is rapidly increasing. In 2020, sixty per cent of the world’s older persons resided in the region, or some 630 million persons 60 years or over. By 2050, it is projected that one quarter of the population of Asia and the Pacific will be older, some 1.3 billion people. Population ageing presents challenges and opportunities to older persons and affects all aspects of the societies in which they live. It is an important multidimensional reality of major relevance for sustainable development.

In this context, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is organizing the “Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing”, pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 75/125 and 76/138 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2020/8.  The meeting will be held from 29 June to 1 July 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand (Bangkok and online). The regional review and appraisal meeting will inform the Fourth Global Review of the Madrid Plan of Action at the Commission for Social Development in 2023.

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience, and by 22 June 2022 to escap-sdd@un.org. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants.

All participants who appear in the letter of credentials are requested to register online as soon as possible from 1 April 2022 onwards, but no later than 24 June 2022. Only the names of duly accredited and registered participants will be included in the list of participants.


For the latest information and data on population ageing in Asia and the Pacific, please see https://www.population-trends-asiapacific.org.

For the 2021 ESCAP Population Data Sheet with a focus on older persons, please see: https://www.population-trends-asiapacific.org/population-data.

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