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International Day of Older Persons
October 1, 2016
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.
“Older persons make wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development. However, discrimination and social exclusion persist. We must overcome this bias in order to ensure a socially and economically active, secure and healthy ageing population.”
~ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon