Population Ageing ann Development

In the Millennium Declaration, world leaders from 189 nations made the eradication of poverty and the realisation of human rights the overarching goals for development cooperation. Towards this end, the Declaration outlines a set of mutually reinforcing development goals, with time-bound targets, for progressively eradicating poverty. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), disaggregated by age and sex, provide a focus for meeting the basic needs of older persons, especially the poor. Many older persons living in developing countries are below the poverty line. Hence meeting the MDG target of reducing by half the proportion of persons living in extreme poverty in 2015 requires that poverty reduction strategies, through multi-sectoral programmes, must increase their focus on the poorest and most vulnerable older persons

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