The 1st of October we celebrate older personsby Mattia Rosini - 2014.09.29
The International Day of Older Persons falls on the 1st of October. The event has been held since 1991, and for its 24th edition the theme is “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All”. As the Secretary-General said, "by 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double. This trend will have profound effects on countries and individuals." Not addressing older persons means not addressing 20 per cent of the global population by 2030 (1.4 billion people), where there will be more people over 60 than children under 10, with the most rapid change in age structures occurring in the developing world. The main goal of the International Day of Older Persons is to ensure inclusiveness, also by drawing attention on how different groups deal successfully with ageing issues.
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