The General Assembly designated 1 October the
International Day of Older Persons by resolution 45/106 of
In 1991, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons (resolution 46/91). In 2002, the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century and to promote the development of a society for all ages.
1998 Towards a society for all ages
1999 Towards a society for all ages
2000 Towards a society for all ages: continuing the mission of the International Year of Older Persons
2001 Fulfilling the goals of the Second World Assembly on Ageing
2002 Meeting the challenges of ageing
2003 Older people: new power for development
2004 Older persons in an intergenerational society
2005 Ageing in the New Millennium: Focus on poverty, older women and development
2006 Improving the quality of life for older persons: advancing UN Global Strategies
2007 Addressing the challenges and opportunities of ageing
2008 Rights of older persons
More information on the day from the United Nations.
Stamp catalogue - 1997