Parallel Session 4: Human Capital Social Sustainability in the Context of Aging Asian Society

Oct 25
Room 111, Maha Chulalongkorn Building

Since a fundamental principle of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “leave no one behind,” it is critical that efforts to advance these goals also enhance the opportunities for people from all backgrounds.  Investing in human capital so all will reach their full potential is necessary for sustainable development, since the quality of a country’s human capital is central to reducing inequalities as well as promoting the well-being of its population and the country’s socio-economic and technological advancement.  This session aims at examining the interrelation of human capital (such as education, health, employment, etc.), population aging and sustainable development in Asia. Integrating knowledge, research approaches and policy implications on various dimensions of human capital and SDGs in the context of an aging society will be discussed.