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29th Anniversary Celebration of International Day of Older Persons at the United Nations - The Journey to Age Equality
10 Oct 2019 -  The United Nations 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. The panel will look at sub themes including inequalities in the care sector, lifelong learning work/life balance, and social protection.
Panel Discussion: “Pathways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequalities”.
The theme “The Journey to Age Equality” will focus on pathways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequalities. Older persons are one our greatest and often most overlooked and under-appreciated resources and empowering them  is key to ensure their inclusiveness and reduce inequalities. 
The theme is aligned with SDG goal 10, which specifically sets to reduce inequality within and among countries and aims to “ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome,” including through measures to eliminate discrimination, and to “empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.”
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