International Day of Older Persons “The Journey to Age Equality”
The theme of the 2019 UN International Day of Older Persons “The Journey to Age Equality” focuses on pathways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequality.
It is aligned with: The rights based 2030 agenda. Goal 10, 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.”
Achieving Pacific prosperity means working together and importantly, ensuring that no one is left behind as communities develop the skills they need for a sustainable future.