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3rd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing held in Seoul

Published on September 08, 2018
The third ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on 'Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons' was held in Seoul, capital of South Korea.
3rd ASEM Conference on Global Ageing held in Seoul
  • It was jointly organised by South Korea and National Human Rights Commission of Korea.


  • The 3-day Conference was attended by International Institutions including United Nations, Regional Institutions such as UNESCAP, UNECE, European Union (EU), ASEAN, GANHRI and also International NGOs, Experts etc.
  • Indian delegation was led by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot.
  • The Conference reaffirmed the universal value of human rights of older persons, shared information on discrimination against elderly and exemplary cases of long-term and palliative care in Asia and Europe.
  • It also discussed operation and tasks of ASEM Global Ageing Centre as implementing institution for mutual cooperation among ASEM members for protection and promotion of human rights of older persons.
  • The experience gained from this Conference will be beneficial for Policy formulation and implementation for welfare of senior citizens.

About the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM):

  • ASEM is a informal process of dialogue and cooperation that brings 53 entities – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe and two regional bodies European Union (EU) and ASEAN.
  • It was officially established in March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • ASEM represents around 62.3% of the world's population, 57.2% of the global GDP and almost 60% of the world's trade.
  • The dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues between the two regions.
  • It also seeks to strengthen relationship between the two regions in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.


Q. Where was the third ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on 'Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons' held?
a. Beijing, China
b. Seoul, South Korea
c. Tokyo, Japan
d. None of the above
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