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1 October 2018 - 1 October 2018


International Day of Older Persons

Celebrate our older rights champions!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  on the Occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2018

One in nine persons today is aged 60 or older. This is projected to increase to one in five by 2050.

Older people are often seen as burdens who no longer contribute to the economy, but nothing could be further from reality. Older people everywhere are making enormously important contributions to their families, communities and society more generally.


1 October 2018 - 2 October 2018

Geneva, Switzerland, Palais des Nations, Salle XVIII

30 August 2018 - 31 August 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Intercountry Meeting on Accelerating Progress to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health in Europe

Policy-makers, experts, and representatives from WHO collaborating centres and aid development partners will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, on 30–31 August 2018 to assess country-level progress two years on from the adoption of the Action Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health.