Celebrate the UN International Day of Older Persons!

The 2022 theme of International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) serves as a hallmark and reminder of the significant role older women play in traversing global challenges and contributing to their solutions with resilience and fortitude. UNIDOP will be held on 1 October 2022 with celebrations to be held on 3 October 2022. For more information, visit the website at https://ngocoa-ny.org/newsflash-flyers/UNIDOP-FLYER-2022.pdf.

Recognizing the vital contributions of older women and promoting the inclusion of their voices, perspectives and needs are critical to creating meaningful policies to enhance a holistic response to local, national, and global challenges and catastrophes, UNIDOP 2022 is a call to action and opportunity aimed to embrace the voices of older women and showcase their resilience and contributions in society, while promoting policy dialogues to enhance the protection of older persons human rights and recognize their contributions to sustainable development.

Objectives of #UNIDOP2022:

  • To highlight the resilience of older women in the face of environmental, social, economic and lifelong inequalities
  • To raise awareness of the importance of improved world-wide data collection, disaggregated by age and gender
  • To call on member states, UN entities, UN Women, and civil society to include older women in the center of all policies, ensuring gender equality as described in the Secretary-General’s report, Our Common Agenda

For more information about the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, please visit their website at https://www.un.org/en/observances/older-persons-day.