THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS
A summary of the IDOP celebration, held on October 9, 2014, can be viewed here.
The morning event can be viewed on UN web tv.
Past celebrations of the International Day of Older Persons can be reviewed here.
UN WEAAD - June 2014
This short film was screened at UN WEAAD on 26 June, 2014. Watch the film …
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE
Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People is a civil society movement born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People supports the creation of new international and regional human rights instruments as powerful tools for strengthening the rights of older people.
The Alliance is committed to building national-level capacity to work towards more effective human rights instruments for older people.
The Shape of Population Change [United Nations publication (ST/ESA/SER.A/208)]
Between now and 2050, the total number of persons 60 years and older worldwide will rise from about 600 million to almost 2 billion. Never before in human history have so many lived so long. To enhance a greater understanding of this “agequake” and how each of us can play a role, the NGO Committee on Ageing website offers a unique “one-stop” resource. Opinion-leaders and individuals will find the listing of documents and expert papers, gathered from the Committee’s specialized meetings and briefings, along with related United Nations documents and organizational web sites can help provide insights and background understanding of this demographic revolution and its global implication.
Age International has published a new report on trends, challenges, and opportunities presented by a global ageing population
Age International's flagship publication 'Facing the facts: the truth about ageing and development' brings together 25 high profile thought leaders, development experts and academics to discuss the impact of an ageing world on international development.
The report focuses on:
- Challenging preconceptions about ageing
- Understanding health and care needs
- Recognising that ageing is about more than older people
- Taking action
The future of ageing and development
There are currently 868m older people in the world and by 2050 this will have reached more than 2bn. Older people are vulnerable—but they are also incredibly valuable. The success of the world's future development depends on how we respond to ageing.
When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were created – to run from 2000-2015 – older people were not included.
We can’t make the same mistake again with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are due to replace the MDGs in 2016. Will the world be investing in later life to achieve effective and just development results for people throughout their life? The world will be older by then. But will it be any wiser?
Further implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002
Commission for Social Development Fifty-third session 4-12 February 2015
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly: review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups.
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE
On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly established an Open-ended Working Group on Ageing with a mandate to identify gaps in the protection of the rights of older people and ways in which these gaps can be addressed.