Population ageing in the Pacific Islands

A situation analysis

No. of pages: 60

Publication date: 2009

Author: Geoffrey Hayes

This report provides the first overview of population ageing in the Pacific Islands both at the sub-regional level and in individual countries. The report also reviews the implications of population ageing for social welfare of the elderly and related policy issues that Island governments will face in the coming decades. The UNFPA intends to work with the countries, other international organizations, NGOs and civil society in the future researching these issues in greater detail and assisting the countries of the region to formulate appropriate policies and programmes in a timely manner.