October 01 observed as International Day of Older Persons

October 01 observed as International Day of Older Persons. Every year International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 01. This day is proclaimed by the United Nations. This day celebrated every year with an objective to focus on the well-being of the elderly people. The year 2020 is also been celebrated as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.

The theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2020 is “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”

Aim:

To raise awareness of the health needs of older persons and of their participation to their health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live

Background:

The UNGA selected October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990. Earlier, there were two key developments – the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing and the World Assembly on Ageing. The two initiatives led to the dedicated day for the elderly people.

About UN:

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945,
  • Secretary General: Antonio Guterres

Related Questions:

1) UN Proclaimed International Day of Older Persons in which year? – 1990

2)  International Coffee Day is also celebrated on which date? – October 01

3) Which year recognised as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” by WHO?- 2020

4) ICO organised and launched First World Coffee Day in which year? – 2015

5)  Every Year World Habitat Day is celebrated on which date? – 1st Monday on October

6) World Habitat Day is organised by which organization? – United Nations

7) Breast Cancer Awareness month is observed on – October 1 -31

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