2023 International Day of Older Persons Celebration

Celebration of United Nations International Day of Older Persons:  “Fulfilling The Promises Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights For Older Persons: Across Generations” 
was held on Monday, 2 October 2023 at
UN Headquarters, New York.

Watch the event here: https://youtu.be/LpZ7hCTU9gU

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1. Ernesto Gonzales, (New York University) – Will address the issue of productive aging, while answering the question of ‘’who benefits from intergenerational programs; as well as age discrimination (in both directions), with the emphasis on maximizing social cohesion across generations 

2. Emi Kiyota (National University of Singapore)- Will focus on mobilizing youth and elders in place-making; intergenerational housing from an architectural perspective; and mobilizing youth to advocate for Human Rights for Older Persons and the rights across generations. 

3. Liliane Nkunzimana (Baha’i International Community) – will highlight the youth-focused approach to human rights, moving past a culture of guilt and mistrust; focusing on the role of young people in society and their collaboration with older persons. 

4. Stephanie Firestone (AARP International) – multi-generational living and engagement in the public realm; intergenerational play space. 

NGO Committee on Ageing • PO Box 1854 • New York, NY • 10163-1854