In India and China, the problem is missing girls. In Russia it is the missing men.
As part of the annual meetings
of the Commission on Social Development at the United Nations recently, The Republic of Korea sponsored a “side event” entitled:
“Low Fertility and Aging Society in East Asia.” The presenters
were a research director from the Korea Institute for Health and Social
Affairs, the Ambassador of Population issues of the Republic of Korea
and a Korean Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. A few
officials from the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs were
also present – and we engaged in a wonderful conversation afterwards.