October 1st is dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the International Day of Older Persons. The purpose of the IDOP is to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities of population ageing around the world. The event gathers international experts that present the latest research on the status of older persons in regards to health, financial security and poverty. In addition, Ambassadors from the United Nations, representatives from nongovernmental organizations, community leaders, researchers and policymakers attend the IDOP to make their voices heard and learn of best practices and policies that improve the lives and dignity of older persons.
We thank Janet Sigal, CoA Chairperson and the Executive Committee members for giving us this honor. We thank Frances Zainoeddin and Cynthia Stuen for their excellent written guidelines so as to be able to build on the success of last year's IDOP. We also thank Valerie Levy for taking on the responsibility as the luncheon sub-committee chair.
Luncheon (Valerie Levy)
Logistics (Organizing the welcoming and directing of attendees to the event)
Watch the 2015 IDOP program via the UN Webcast.
IDOP 2015: “Sustainability and Age-Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment”
In partnership with United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations (Group of Friends of Older Persons and other co-sponsors will be listed in final program), and with generous support from AARP, Global Coalition on Aging, Pfizer Corporation and Skanska
The NGO Committee on Ageing/NY in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Focal Point on Ageing and the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations.
Past celebrations of the International Day of Older Persons can be reviewed here. The UN established October 1st each year for past 25 years to commemorate and celebrate older persons. The purpose of IDOP is to raise awareness of the opportunities, contributions, and challenges of population ageing. Our annual IDOP program at the UN focuses on a key current global theme through presentations by NGO representatives, diplomats, UN agency officials, and other international experts. Ambassadors from the UN, representatives of NGOs, community leaders, researchers and policymakers are invited to attend the IDOP to make their voices heard and learn of best practices and policies that improve the lives and dignity of older persons.