National Program for elders’ development and protection approved

2019-10-30 17:26:30

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. At its regular meeting on October 30, the Cabinet approved ‘National program for elders’ development and protection’.

The national program will be implemented with local budgets, foreign loan and assistance and donation of international organizations.

Within the framework of the program, 62 kinds of activities will be carried out in directions of improving livelihoods of elders, protecting them from poverty, encouraging the state of wellbeing and healthy aging, building long-term assistance and service structure, building capacity of elders as well as improving living conditions and environment.     

In Mongolia, elders above 60 made up 6.4 percent of the total population in 2015 and it is likely to reach 11.9 percent by 2030 and 21.1 percent by 2050.