1 October - Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons

2020 UNIDOP: “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”

The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP).

This year has also seen an emergence of  COVID-19, that has caused an upheaval across the world. Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards raising awareness of their special needs.

Recognizing older persons contributions to their own health and the multiple roles they play in the preparedness and response phases of  current and  future pandemics is also important.


EVENT: IAGG-UN International Day of Older Persons DATE: Thursday, 1 October 2020

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (New York) VIRTUAL MEETING: Zoom ID 965 5581 6957


On behalf of the IAGG United Nations (UN) representatives, we would like to invite you to an exciting event celebrating the UN International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) on Thursday, 1 October 2020. Given that October 1st  is also the launch of the Decade of Health Ageing, IAGG Secretary General, Toni Antonucci, as recruited a panel of IAGG representatives to present a set of priority issues within their regions towards achieving Healthy Ageing. The event flyer is attached for your review, which we encourage you to spread widely.