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24th International Day of Older Persons observed across the world

Oct 1, 2014 18:59 IST

24th International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) 2014 was observed across the world on 1 October 2014. The theme was Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All.

The theme Leaving No-One Behind demands the understanding that demography matters for sustainable development and that population dynamics will shape the key developmental challenges that the world in confronting in the 21st century.

On this day, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Division for Social Policy and Development (UNDESA – DSPD) and the NGO Committee on Ageing celebrated the IDOP with the following objectives

• Highlight the core principles that anchor the post -2015 development agenda that leaves no one behind, including areas where concerns of older persons have been reflected.
• Draw attention to how different groups deal successfully with ageing issues towards ensuring inclusiveness.

About International Day of Older Persons (IDOP)
The United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons in 1990. The first International Day of Older Persons was observed in 1991.

The Second World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, to respond to the opportunities, challenges of population ageing and to promote the development of a society for all ages.

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