UNDESA DSPD Ageing

International Day of Older Persons 2013

International Day of Older PersonsCommemoration of International Day in New York

This year, in commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons (1 October), the theme “The future we want: what older persons are saying” has been chosen to draw attention to the efforts of older persons, civil society organisations, United Nations organizations and Member States to place the issue of ageing on the international development agenda.

UNDESA-DSPD and the NGO Committee on Ageing is celebrating the 2013 International Day of Older Persons. The commemoration will be held on Wednesday, 9 October 2013 from 10:00 AM-1:00 pm at the United Nations Headquarters (ECOSOC Chamber).

Programme in New York (updated 8 October 2013)

Message from Secretary-General

Statement by H.E. Ms. Paulette Bethel Chef de Cabinet of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the President of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Background Note

Archived webcast of International Day of Older Persons in New York

Join the Global Survey for a Better World!

Take the opportunity of celebrating this International Day of Older Persons by voting on what is most important for you and your family. Join the global vote and register your priorities.

To learn more go to: www.myworld2015.org

Share with us!

Celebrating the international day of older persons? Planning a special activity? We want to know! Email your activities, stories and recommendations to UNDESA-DSPD Focal Point on Ageing at the Email dspd-ageing@un.org

Programme in Geneva  -- English / French