People usually celebrate the day by spending time with their grandparents visiting old age homes and ngos and cooking or baking for them. Many of the carers he supports are over 60 years old.
International day of older persons 2019 celebrated annually on october 1st international day of older persons resolution 45106 passed by the united nations general assembly on december 14th 1990 declared october 1st to be the international day of older persons.
International day of older persons 2019. About international day for elderly people world elderly day 1 st october is celebrated as the international day for elderly people each year which was first established at 14 th of december in the year 1990 by the united nations general assembly. By 2050 2 billion people over 20 per cent of the worlds population will be 60 or older. The event brings together a broad range of stakeholders including the whos director general high level representatives from countries united nations agencies civil society older people and whos staff.
The united nations un international day of older persons is celebrated annually on october 1 to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. The 2030 agenda and the sustainable development goals sdgs recognize that development will only be. International day of older persons 2019 1 october 2019 the general assembly designated 1 october the international day of older persons by resolution 45106 of 14 december 1990 following up on united nations initiatives such as the vienna international plan of action on ageing adopted by the 1982 world assembly on ageing and endorsed later that year by the general assembly.
Tuesday 1 october 2019 is the international day of older persons. This innovative package of tools is being launched on 1 october 2019 the international day of older persons with a celebratory launch event at who headquarters in geneva switzerland. International day of older persons.
International day of older persons 2019 october 1 were fortunate to have older people around us whether theyre family friends or just general acquaintances. Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. International day for elderly people 2019 will be celebrated at tuesday on 1 st of october.
The celebration of international day of older persons is done to create awareness and empathy regarding the well being of the elderly. Older people are fonts of wisdom experience and storytelling. 2019 international day of older persons on the journey to age equality 28 june 2019.
Francis ngale manages carers networks end of life carers project.