8th World Demographic & Ageing Forum
St. Gallen, 27-30 August 2012
WDA Forum "2012 is a special year in many ways: The world population has reached a total of 7 billion and is continuing to grow. In view of this growth we see action from major agencies: the UN is revisiting its Madrid International Plan of Action in Ageing, the European Union has launched many activities in the context of the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity and the World Health Organization has focused on active ageing on its World Health Day – representatives of these organizations will be at the WDA Forum to present and discuss their activities and plans. In order to capture this need to act the WDA Forum has chosen a ten year time frame for the debate at this year’s WDA Forum: 2022 – 10 Years to Shape the Demographic Shift."