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From Commitment to Action - A Review and assessment of Brasilia Declaration in St Kitts And Nevis

Economic Commission for Latin America and The Carribean Country Resources Evaluation of Policy, Law, Strategies, Plans, and Services Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 January 2012 Report

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This review was commissioned by the Governments of St Kitts & Nevis

This evaluation of the Commitments made by St Kitts at the Brasilia conference outlines the lack of progress on key issues as well as outlines some key future priorities including:

Priorities for Future Action
· If action aimed at older people is to be pro-active, cohesive, comprehensive and
effective the draft National Policy on Ageing must be enacted and Action Plans
developed to guide implementation;
· Current draft Regulations for care homes for the aged must be reviewed, updated
and enacted so as to create a facilitative and standardized system of care across
care providers;
· Support must be lent to the Social Protection reform process;
· Implement recommendations of the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS);
· Strengthening of the environment within which seniors can have improved access
to employment and income by aligning government retirement age to social
security age of eligibility thus reducing forced early retirement and lessening the
gap between retirement and when social security pension payments kick in.


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