2019 Events


Commemoration in New York

Date: 10 October 2019
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters in New York

International Day of Older Persons aims to enshrine and promote the rights of older persons, and to engage and mobilize advocates to protect those rights. At the event, there will be a panel addressing sub themes including: inequalities in the care sector; lifelong learning work/life balance; and social protection.

The event is co-organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing and UNDESA's Programme on Ageing, and is co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations in collaboration with the Group of Friends of Older Persons. The event brings participants from NGOs, Member States, academia and civil society.

For more information, please contact ageing@un.org.


Commemoration in Geneva

Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Executive Board Room in WHO Headquarters in Geneva
More information and registration PDF document.

The NGO Committee on Ageing in collaboration with WHO is organizing the launch of "the WHO Package of Tools on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE)."


Commemoration in Vienna

Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Time: 15:00 - 19:30
Venue: House of the European Union, Wipplingerstr. 35, 1010 Vienna.
More information PDF document.

On the occasion of the UN International Day of Older Persons, the NGO Committee on Ageing in Vienna is organizing a symposium.