Law & Matrimony — Rights of Older Persons
Older Persons Day (International) — October 1, 2017
During the first week of October we celebrate Older Persons Week and on October 1 it is the International Day of Older Persons.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide.
On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
Theme of 2017 International Day of Older Persons
Stepping into the Future:
Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.
The theme of the 2017 International Day of Older Persons is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic rights, needs and preferences.
Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons, and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth. With this in mind, enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people is clearly required. Just as important, however, is the essential contribution the majority of older men and women can continue to make to the functioning of society if adequate guarantees are in place. Human rights lie at the core of all efforts in this regard.
The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues. The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies. The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.
Kenya Saying about Old Person and Young Person
International Day of Older Persons — WHO
World Health Organization is celebrating this year’s International Day of Older Persons by highlighting that universal health coverage can’t be achieved if we leave older people behind. Universal health coverage is the foundation for achieving the health objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, and a crucial step towards building a future where we are able to participate, contribute and exploit our talents into older age. Universal health coverage, that meets the needs of older adults, is technically and financially possible.
Health for All at All Ages
Every Older Person is Different
Infographic — Ageing and Health
Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi celebrate October 1, globally as International Day of Older Person (IDOP) and the basic idea behind this is to recognize the services rendered by the Senior Citizens and to make the society aware about the problems and requirements of the Older Person.
International Day for Older Persons is specially celebrated for the senior citizens all across the world to focus on the responsibilities towards their lives through the demonstration of promotional material in schools, institutions, offices and public notice boards. People are getting encouraged about their responsibilities towards the lives of elder people to make their life better and happy by analyzing all the problems affecting the life of older people.
Senior Citizens Day and International Day for Older Persons are an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that we are doing our best to give something back to older people.
International Day of Older Persons
GoldenTwine Informatics sends love and best wishes to all elderly people on International Day of Older Persons.