On October 1, all countries that are part of the United Nations celebrate the International Day for Older People. The choice to celebrate this day together as a worldwide community was declared because of a decision made by the United Nations on December 14, 1990. This Resolution is a follow up to the Vienna Plan of Action on Aging, which was agreed upon at the 1982 World Assembly on Aging and approved by the UN General Assembly in the same year.
In 2002, the Madrid Plan of Action on Aging was created as an important step in addressing the challenges of an aging population in the 21st century.
Every year on October 1, the United Nations has events to celebrate and support older people and their rights. These events include festivals, meetings where experts share their knowledge, and discussions about older people’s role in society. In our country, we celebrate the International Day of Elders by organizing different events that are inspired by the important values of the United Nations.
This holiday symbolizes the President of Turkmenistan’s great respect for the Turkmen elders. It also reflects the country’s dedication to working together with the United Nations. This holiday is an important date mentioned in the Labor Code of Turkmenistan, which was passed by the Turkmenistan government on July 1, 2009. We started celebrating The International Day of Elders in our country on October 1, 2009. Our country celebrates the International Day of Elders on October 1 every year, just like other UN countries.
student of the Institute of International Relations
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.