15-June Every Year
Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.With a growing global population of elderly people, and as longevity increases, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights and can cause death, so it is vital to raise awareness of it and thus prevent it whenever and wherever possible.The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.
1st October is international day of older persons. The observation of this day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14th 1990. This day celebrates the importance of this Declaration. It reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.