International Day of Older Persons 2019: 'The Journey to Age Equality'

The 1st October was designated the International Day of Older Persons by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 December 1990.

The theme of the 2019 edition is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 and will focus on pathways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequality.  SDG 10 sets to reduce inequality within and among countries and aims to “ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome,” including through measures to eliminate discrimination, and to “empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.”

The sub themes will focus on (i) the care sector- as a contributor of decent work(ii) lifelong learning and proactive and adaptive labour policies (iii) universal health coverage and (iv)social protective measures.

Read more on the UN webpage

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 (All day)
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