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2018 International Day of Older Persons
4 Oct 2018 -  The 2018 theme of UNIDOP is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“. What better way to celebrate this Day than by celebrating the older people around the world who dedicate their lives to championing human rights?
Older human rights champions today were born around the time of the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. They are as diverse as the society in which they live: from older people advocating for human rights at the grass root and community level to high profile figures on the international stage. Each and every one demands equal respect and acknowledgement for their dedication and commitment to contributing to a world free from fear and free from want.
Event co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the NGO Committee on Ageing, the Group of Friends for Older Persons, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Permanent Mission of Argentina.