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UNDP to launch report on population trends on 26th

UNDP to launch report on population trends on 26th

Apr 24, 2016 - 19:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Sunday it would launch its new Asia Pacific Human Development Report in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development,” analyses population trends in Asia and the Pacific.

It will present the “9 Actions for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific” that help address the key ageing-related challenges, according to a UNDP press release.

The demographic change – particularly ageing – that took over a hundred years in Europe is happening in the Asia-Pacific within 30 years. The risk is that countries in Asia-Pacific will grow old before they become rich.

From Bangladesh to Vietnam, from Afghanistaninfo-icon to Sri Lanka, the report recommends development policies that will improve the lives of current and future generations in terms of educationinfo-icon, jobs, healthcare etc. 

“The window of opportunity is now! If countries don’t act, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to power human development and risk growing old before they grow rich,” the statement added. 



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