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In 1950 there were 200 million people over 60 years old - by 2000 that number had tripled to nearly 600 million and by 2025 it is estimated that there will be over 1 billion older persons.

1999 was celebrated as the International Year for Older Persons to promote the theme of working to create "a society for all ages." In 2002 the United Nations adopted an International Plan of Action on Aging in which all governments pledged to work for the security of older persons, as well as to empower them so that they can "participate fully in the economic, political and social lives of their societies."

August 21, Senior Citizens Day, is an opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements senior citizens have made, as well as to advocate for the rights of older people throughout the world.

The International Day for Older Persons is celebrated on October 1 throughout the world, and is an important time to remind governments about their pledges to work towards the Millennium Development Goals of helping, among other things, to end hunger and poverty for older persons and people of all ages.

 
"A longer life provides humans with an opportunity to examine their lives in retrospect, to correct some of their mistakes, to get closer to the truth and to achieve a different understanding of the sense and value of their actions. This may well be the more important contribution of older people to the human community. Especially at this time, after the unprecedented changes that have affected humankind in their lifetime, the reinterpretation of life-stories by the aged should help us all to achieve the urgently needed reorientation of history." -- United Nations - International Plan of Action on Aging

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Senior Citizens Day - August 21

Intl. Day of Older Persons - October 1

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International Day of Older Persons
Dag Hammarskjold Links for International Day of Older Persons
UN Program on Ageing
World Health Organization - Ageing
UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative

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Global Action on Aging

 

 

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