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Dominican Republic has 900,000 people over 60

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic has around 900,000 people over 60 and is expected that by 2050 one in every five Dominicans will be a senior citizen.

Nearly 700 million people are past 60 worldwide and are expected to be to 2.0 billion at mid century, or more than 20% of the world population.

The observation was made by the UN Population Fund (UNFP) to mark International Day of Elderly Persons yesterday Thursday.

The United Nations called for sustainable cities for all ages, noting that the aging of the population and urbanization are two issues of global concern in the 21st Century.

“What can we do to make our cities more inclusive? We can start by ensuring that both younger people as well as the older generations are included in the process of urban planning and also taking their problems, their needs and their concerns into account,” global UNFP Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said in a statement.

Source: DT

Oct 02, 2015

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