Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The International Day of Older Persons


The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.


This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.
In 1991, the General Assembly (by resolution 46/91) adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.

In 2002, the Second World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century and to promote the development of a society for all ages.