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The Royal Government of Cambodia recognizes that the inevitable changes of the demographic situations espeically realizes that a rising proportion of the older population, as population ageing is defined, affects not just the older persons but all parts of society and all sectors of the economy, the government has reviewed and revised the 2003 Policy for the Ederly. 

The revised policy is revised based on three fundamental concepts: (1) to eliminate age-based discrimination; (2) to ensure gender equity as women form the majority of the older population and are more vulnerable; and (3) to promote intergenerational relations of the family system in Khmer culture.