AGAC Issue Focus is a biannual periodical that aims to address ageing and human rights issues in a timely fashion. The publication introduces relevant ASEM partner policies and responses to a wider audience in order to promote information sharing and awareness raising, and ultimately enhance ASEM partner cooperation.
The AGAC Issue Focus Team prepared this Fall and Winter edition of Issue Focus: Community Building and the Human Rights of Older Persons. Valuable insight and input were provided by the contributors to this issue – Maitreyi Bordia Das, Yuko Arai, and Vibhu Jain, all at the World Bank; Marketta Niemelä at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland; Nga Viet Chu at HelpAge International in Vietnam; Ilenia Gheno at AGE Platform Europe; and Eun Ha Namkung at Ewha Womans University.
We hope that this edition will inspire advocates for the human rights of older persons internationally and contribute to improving quality of life for older persons. We are conscious of sharing the important insights of our contributors at a moment when, in the wake of the pandemic, communities around the world are seeking to re-create themselves and come together to face the challenges of population aging and global uncertainty.
For more information, please see the accompanying report.