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Prepared by the United Nations Department of Public Information, New York, 2001

Official logo selected for the Second World Assembly on Ageing

New York, 22 February 2001. The United Nations Department of Public Information, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Government of Spain, host of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, have announced the selection of the official United Nations logo for the Second World Assembly on Ageing.

The logo design is an adaptation of the logo of the International Year of Older Persons 1999. It was prepared by DPI in consultation with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, comprises rotating concentric lines expressing vitality, diversity, and interdependence, as well as movement and progression.

The reflection of vitality in the lines refers to the increased ability of the mind and spirit of older persons, made possible by healthy lifestyles. The experiences gained throughout life lend themselves to the great diversity found among older persons in all societies. This combination of vitality and diversity is seen as heralding both "a new age for old age" and the reality of "old age in a new age".

The concentric petals or lines draw attention to the independence and interdependence of the generations, factors wich blends to create a dynamic and reciprocal exchange of encouragement, enablement and caring. Such reciprocity enacted in family, community and society at large is the animating principle leading "towards a society for ll ages," the theme of the year.

The Un General Assembly decided to convene the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the First World Assembly on Ageing, held in Vienna in 1982. The Second Assembly, to be hosted by Government of Spain, will review the outcome of the First Assembly and revised the 1982 Plan of Action whilst taking cognizance of the current ageing processes and their impact on the social, cultural and economic realities of each society. The resolution urges the international community to facilitate collaboration across sectors and nations, and to reach out to the development community, the media, the private sector and younger generations in an effort to create a society for all ages.

United Nations programmes have consistently promoted the fullest possible participation of older persons in their societies and the recognition of their needs and concerns. In 1982, the General Assembly endorsed the International Plan of Action on Ageing, adopted by the world Assembly on Ageing, in Vienna Austria, 26 July-6 August 1982. Subsequently, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles For Older Persons in 1991. the Second World Assembly on Ageing is to be action-oriented in addressing the challenge of ageing in order to sustain the initiatives and momentum generated by the International Year of Older Persons in 1999.

For electronic or hard copies of the logo, please contact the Development and Human Rights Section, Department of Public Information, tel: (212) 963-8104 or fax: (212) 963-1186. Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information DPI/2182, May 2001.

Prepared by the Information Technology Section Department of Public Information United Nations 2001