FORUM: Investing in Healthy and Active Aging for Sustainable Growth—A Regional Approach to Promoting Innovative Long-Term Care

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, August 15, 2017

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A multistakeholder forum was held to address the challenges facing Asia Pacific due to aging populations. Rapid population aging is one of the key challenges faced by an increasing number of societies in Asia Pacific and was identified in Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 as an urgent issue to be jointly addressed. The forum, which was held on the sidelines of meetings related to this year’s APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Viet Nam, drew over 260 people from 27 economies in the region, representing diverse stakeholders, namely parliamentarians, government officials, and representatives from international organizations, academia, civil society organizations and the private sector.

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David MonicoVietnam