Given the increasing share of elderly people in OIC Member States and emerging challenges faced by these people in their socio-economic life, it has become critically important for OIC Member States to start exerting more efforts with a view to improving the well-being of elderly people.
In this regard, to effectively identify common trends on population ageing and inquire key challenges faced by elderly people in OIC Member States in a more systematic and coordinated way, the OIC General Secretariat, in cooperation with SESRIC, will organize a Workshop on “Improving the State of Elderly in OIC Member States” with the participation of experts from the Member States as well as relevant OIC institutions and international organizations.
The Workshop will take place at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 24-25 April 2018. During the Workshop two documents prepared by SESRIC will be presented and elaborated by the participants namely “State of Elderly in OIC Member Countries” and “Recommendations for Possible Actions to Improve the State of Elderly”.
The agenda of the Workshop will be as follows:
-Current state of elderly in OIC Member States
-Perspectives of international and regional organisations on addressing challenges faced by elderly
-National practices and perspectives on addressing challenges faced by elderly in OIC Member States
-Recommendations for possible actions to improve the state of elderly
-Deliberations on a possible OIC Plan of Action on the elderly
It is expected that the Workshop will also serve as a platform to exchange and share knowledge, experiences, best practices and models for improving the well-being of elderly, and addressing their common challenges in OIC Member States.
Recommendations for Possible Actions to Improve the State of Elderly (English) (Arabic) (French)