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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Speaking in an event to mark the International Day of Older Persons here on Tuesday, he said the day highlights the rights of older persons and our obligations at individual and collective levels to make sure that those rights are fulfilled.
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In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons, HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, and HE the Minister of Public Health, Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, visited Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Enaya Specialised Care Center.
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