International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2015
The 2015 celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), in anticipation of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in 2016, will focus not only on the impact of the new urban environment on older persons, but also the impact of older persons on the new urban environment.
The number of people over 60 living in cities may grow to over 900 million by 2050 – making up a quarter of the total urban population in developing countries. The theme this year is “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment”.
The 2015 IDOP celebration seeks to demonstrate that an age inclusive agenda is crucial for sustainable urban environments to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all.
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