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Agewell's Oral Statement at 2012 ECOSOC High Level Segment

2012ECOSOC High Level Segment on“Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs"
Respected President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Over the years we at Agewell Foundation in India have realized that the right to work assuring both the income security and dignity should be available to all who are capable of working. Large part of the world, even in 2012 remain dominated by manual labour. This is low income occupation and poverty persists for a majority of the people.  While looking at employment and decent work in the context of both rights and employability, we invite governments to factor in the issue of AGE. Most countries in the world today are experiencing a gradual demographic transition from younger to older in their population pyramid. This is the time to project value that we all place on Ageing as a continuing resource.
Changes in economic p…

Agewell's Written Statement at 2012 ECOSOC High Level Segment

 2012ECOSOC High Level Segment on “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs"
The right to work –assuring both income security and dignity – should be available to all who are capable of working. India in 2012 remains dominated by manual labour, with agricultural labour preponderant. This is a low-income occupation, and poverty persists for a majority of the people.
Changes in economic policy and shifts in both public and private sector demands challenge a workforce whose existing skills and capabilities may be losing value. Re-tooling opportunity is not available to everyone; change of work does not guarantee a ‘decent’ work alternative. Many in India have to settle for whatever they can get.
Among those driven to compromise is the older generation of workers. Their foothold in inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth is preca…

Agewell Foundation at UN Conference

AGEWELL FOUNDATION AT UNITED NATIONS ECOSOC HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT DURING 2012 ANNUAL MINISTERIAL REVIEW 
Being in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC at United Nations, Agewell Foundation has been invited to participate in2012 ECOSOC High Level Segment, starting from 2nd July to 9th July 2012  at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.
The theme of the high level segment is - “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs"
Mr. Himanshu Rath, Chairman, Agewell Foundation will deliver an oral statement on the subject in Indian perspective during the session.