"On this International Day, I call on governments to do more t o add ress the needs of older persons. The key interventions are well-known: granting universal access to social services; increasing the number and worth of pension plans; and creating laws an d policies that prevent age and gender discrimination in the workplace."
International Day of Older Persons, Geneva, 1 October 2012
International Day of Older Persons, New York, 10 October 2012
The theme this year is: "Longevity: Shaping the Future".
United Nations International Day of Older Persons Background