INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS: OCTOBER 1, 2009

        
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  International Day of Older Persons1 October


The General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons by resolution 45/106 of 14 December 1990, following up on 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.In 1991, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons (resolution 46/91). In 2002, the 2nd 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.

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International Labour Organization:

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

United Nations Population Fund

World Bank Group

World Health Organization

Additional Resources:The additional resources links on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement by the United Nations.

Ageline Database – AARP

 

 

Shangai Research Centre on Aging (China)

Red Latinoamericana de Gerontología

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