6 October: International Day of Older Persons
An event commemorating the International Day of Older Persons (10 am - 1 pm, ECOSOC Chamber) will be organised by the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York in partnership with the UNDESA Focal Point on Ageing and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN. Marking the 26th anniversary of the international day, the 2016 commemoration will be dedicated to the theme "Take a Stand Against Ageism." The programme and a panel discussion will feature speakers representing the UN system, Member States and civil society as well as a distinguished author on ageing issues.

More information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/documents/ageing/IDOP2016/UNIDOP2016CommemorationProg.pdf

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