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EXPLAINED : DECADE OF HEALTHY AGEING (2020-2030) ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS & INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS 2020

EXPLAINED : DECADE OF HEALTHY AGEING (2020-2030) ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS & INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR OLDER PERSONS 2020

What is the Decade of Healthy Ageing?

The Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.

International Day For Older Persons 2020: History and significance

On December 14, 1990, the UN General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on.

International Day For Older Persons 2020: Theme

In the "Decade of Healthy Ageing" amid the pandemic the United Nations has a multi-pronged approach.

  • "Raise awareness of the special health needs of older persons and of their contributions to their own health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live"
  • "Increase awareness and appreciation of the role of the health care workforce in maintaining and improving the health of older persons, with special attention to the nursing profession"
  • "Present proposals for reducing the health disparities between older persons in the developed and developing countries, so as to 'leave no one behind'".
  • "Increase understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on older persons and its impact on health care policy, planning, and attitudes".

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