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23 October 2018 - 25 October 2018

Tehran, Iran

HelpAge Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2018

Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies

The 2018 HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Tehran, Iran - supported by UNFPA -- will examine the theme of Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies from various perspectives, learning from the rich experience of the international participants and presenters.

Where there is a vision for their ageing societies, societies and their governments can adapt.


17 October 2018 - 17 October 2018


State of World Population 2018 Report Launch

The State of World Population is UNFPA's annual flagship report.

The 2018 report's gobal launch is on October 17, 2018.

Once the report is launched, it will be available in an interactive version at - where past reports can also be accessed.

For queries regarding the Asia-Pacific report launch (scheduled in Jakrata, Indonesia on October 17) and to schedule interviews thereafter, contact Roy Wadia at / +66 848 752 634



1 October 2018 - 1 October 2018


International Day of Older Persons

Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons, and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth. With this in mind, enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people is clearly required.