International Day of Older Persons

October 01, 2014

Global

Every year, the International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October. The theme of this year's commemoration is “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All.”
 
"With close to 12 per cent of the world’s population aged 60 or over, leaving older persons behind is not an option," UNFPA's Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, said in his statement on the event. "Leaving no one behind means tackling inequalities and guaranteeing universal access to social services and social protection."