2023 International Day of Older Persons

2023 International Day of Older Persons

Date 10/2/2023
Time 10:00 AM
Location United Nations Headquarters, NY

The 33rd commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons focused on the theme of  "Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations".

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Featured Speakers:  

  • William Smith, Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York
  • Christopher Hanway, Chair of the UNIDOP 2023 Programme sub-Committee in the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York W
  • H.E. Fabián Oddone, Deputy Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations
  • Mr. Claudio Garrido, Minister Counselor, Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, Group of Friends of Older Persons in New York
  • Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Video)

Update from the Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Anna Paula Zacarias, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations
  • H.E. Sérgio França Danese, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

Panel Discussion

  • Claudia Mahler, Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons (Video)
  • Ernesto Gonzales, New York University (NYU) James Weldon Johnson Professor of Social Work, Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of the MSW Program, and Director of The Center for Health and Aging Innovation at NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Liliane Nkunzimana , Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community’s New York Office
  • Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP International
  • Dr. Emi Kiyota, Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and College of Design and Engineering, and Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Population Health at the National University of Singapore
  • Moderated by Rio Hada, Chief, Equality, Development and Rule of Law Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York

Closing Remarks

  • Masumi Ono, Chief of the Social Inclusion and Participation Branch, DISD/ DESA