The General Assembly (Resolution 47/5) decided to observe the year 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP). The Year was celebrated by all sectors of society, in all corners of the globe. Under this section all documentation relative to the IYOP is available.
Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing is the first international instrument on ageing, guiding thinking and the formulation of policies and programmes on ageing. It was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982 (resolution 37/51). The full plublication is available under this section.