International Day of Older Persons - 1 October

The International Day of Older Persons is a UN Day that is observed on October 1 each year.  It is celebrated to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly. 
The United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990 (by resolution 45/106).


The 2021 theme is “Digital Equity for All Ages”. This year's theme affirms the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. It aims to bring awareness of the importance of digital inclusion of older persons, while tackling stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination associated with digitalization, taking into account sociocultural norms and the right to autonomy.

2015: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment
2016: Take A Stand Against Ageism
2017: Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society
2018: Celebrating Older Human Rights champions
2019: The Journey to Age Equality
2020: Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?
2021: Digital Equity for All Ages

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