International Day of Older Persons

Older Persons, International Day of

October 1
The United Nations General Assembly decided to set aside October 1 as International Day for the Elderly in 1990 (later designated as the International Day of Older Persons), at which time it asked its member nations to contribute to the Trust Fund for Ageing, which supports projects in developing countries that benefit the elderly.
By designating a day when governments are supposed to focus on what they can do to provide for the elderly, the U.N. hopes not only to forestall problems related to the aging of the population but to focus attention on the promise that a maturing population holds for social, economic, cultural, and spiritual undertakings. The United Nations also set aside the year 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons.
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Specific policies need to be put in place to address the implications of ageing," said the report, published on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
Several Emirati seniors, both men and women, along with their children, grandchildren, friends and dignitaries gathered at the 21-year-old centre on Thursday, as part of the celebrations of the International Day of Older Persons which falls on October 1.
Manama, Aug 13 (BNA)Preparations are in full swing in Bahrain to mark the International Day of Older Persons, which falls on October 1 each year.
Sharing his views on International day of older persons, to be observed on October 1, every year around the globe, he said, the project components to be covered for implementation strictly following the project guide including transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information and Community and Health service.
He was speaking on the occasion of presentation of the National Awards for Senior Citizens - Vayoshreshtha Samman at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons.
On this International Day of Older Persons, I call on countries and people to commit to removing barriers to older persons' full participation in society while protecting their rights and dignity.
Launched in New York and coinciding with the United Nation's International Day of Older Persons, Love An Elder Day is the first time the living members of the “Greatest Generation” have enjoyed coordinated recognition.
The presentation was made the day before the International Day of Older Persons on September 30.
THE United Nations' International Day of Older Persons on October 1 will celebrate the contributions of people in later life and focus on issues that affect them.
Kuwait -- A report on the role of Kuwait in the care of the elderly on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons October 1.
Age Positive Week, now in its second year, takes place across the UK and coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on the 1st October.
It takes place from Sunday, September 27, to Sunday, October 4, and coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on October 1.

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