World Older Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Older Day ()
Event Started01 October 1991
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations

World Older Day Brief

Every year 01 October is observed as International Day of Elderly with the aim of curbing the injustice and mistreatment of the elderly in the world. International Day of Older Persons is known by different names such as 'International Elders Day' or 'International Senior Citizens Day' or 'World Adult Day' or 'International Older Persons' Day' etc. On this occasion, it is necessary to respect our senior citizens and think about them.

World Older Day History

On December 14, 1990, the United Nations decided that every year on October 01, the United Nations decided to make the elderly aware of their rights as well as to curb the injustice and abuse of the elderly all over the world. Celebrated as Veterans Day. With this, the elderly will also realize their importance and apart from the society, they will also be given proper place in the family. Veterans Day was first celebrated on October 01, 1991 and since then it is celebrated on this day every year.

World Older Day Objective

This Day is celebrated all over the world with the aim of curbing the injustice and mistreatment of the elderly, as well as making the elderly aware of their rights.

World Older Day Theme(s)

  • International Day of Older Persons 2022 theme – "The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women)"
  • International Day of Older Persons 2021 theme – "Digital Equity for All Ages"
  • International Day of Older Persons 2020 theme – "Epidemics: do they change how we age and address age?"
  • International Day of Older Persons 2019 theme – “The Journey to Age Equality”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2018 theme – “Celebrating Older Human Rights champions”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2017 theme – “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2016 theme – “Take A Stand Against Ageism”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2015 theme – “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2014 theme – “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2013 theme – “The future we want: what older persons are saying”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2012 theme – “Longevity: Shaping the Future”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2011 theme – “The Growing Opportunities & Challenges of Global Ageing”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2010 theme – “Older persons and the achievement of the MDGs”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2009 theme – “Towards a Society for All Ages”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2008 theme – “Rights of Older Persons”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2007 theme – “Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2006 theme – “Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons: Advancing UN Global Strategies”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2005 theme – “Ageing in the new millennium”
  • International Day of Older Persons 2004 theme – “Older persons in an intergenerational society”
  • International Day of Older Persons 1998 and 2000 theme – “Towards a Society for All Ages”

More info about World Older Day

Status of Elderly in India:

Although many laws have been made in India to protect and empower the elderly, but even today they are not followed properly.

The Central Government has formulated the National Policy for Older Members in the year 1999 to promote the health and welfare of senior citizens in India. Under which individuals are encouraged to make arrangements for themselves and their spouse's old age as well as efforts are made to encourage the family members to take care of the elderly members.

Along with this, the Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill has been passed in the Parliament in 2007. In this, provision has been made for the maintenance of parents, establishment of old age homes, provision of medical facilities and protection of life and property of senior citizens.

Important Days of October Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 OctoberWorld Older Day - International Day
02 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence - International Day
02 OctoberGandhi Jayanti - National Day
04 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day - International Day
05 OctoberWorld Teachers Day - International Day
09 OctoberWorld Post Day - International Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day - International Day
14 OctoberWorld Standard Day - International Day
15 OctoberWorld Student Day - International Day
16 OctoberWorld Food Day - International Day
17 OctoberInternational Poverty Alleviation Day - International Day
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis Day - International Day
21 OctoberWorld Iodine Deficiency Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Polio Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Development Information Day - International Day
30 OctoberWorld Savings Day - International Day
31 OctoberNational Integration Day - National Day
अक्टूबर महीने का दूसरा गुर of OctoberWorld Sight Day - International Day
अक्टूबर माह का प्रथम सोमवा of OctoberWorld Habitat Day - International Day

World Older Day FAQs:

World Older Day is observed every year on 01 October.

Yes, World Older Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on October all over the World.

World Older Day started on 01 October 1991.

World Older Day is observed every year by United Nations.

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