2018 International Day of Older Persons Celebration

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
ECOSOC Chamber

UN Headquarters
Visitors’ entrance, First Avenue and 46th Street 

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The 28th Annual United Nations celebration of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on October 4th will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).  The anniversary campaign aims to promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration of Human Rights and what the Declaration means in the lives of older persons; engage broad audiences around the world and mobilize people for human rights; and reflect on the progress and challenges, and ways that each of us, as older persons, can stand up for human rights.  The event is open to the public at no charge.


Video of Eleanor Roosevelt, with Remarks and an Explanation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Janet Sigal, Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY
James O’Neal, Chair, UNIDOP subcommittee, NGO Committee on Ageing/NY

Opening Remarks: 

His Excellency, Ambassador Martin Garcia Moritan, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations.
Representative from the Group of Friends of Older Persons (To be invited)
President of the General Assembly (To be invited)

 Video of the Declaration of Human Rights


Mr. Craig Mokhiber, Director, New York Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights


Jose Alejandro Luchsinger, M.D., MPH, Director, Center on Aging and Health Disparities, Columbia University Medical Center
Helen Codd, LLB (Wales)
Jeffrey Gardere, Ph.D., Psychologist and Human Rights Activist
Miroslova Matic, Red Cross of Serbia

Closing Remarks:

Ms. Katarina Konzett-Stoffl, Vice-Chair of the General Assembly’s session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Aging (Invited)

 Only the person whose name appears on the ticket will be admitted.



Thursday, October 4, 2018
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

A $75 fundraising luncheon will follow the afternoon program at SINIGUAL Restaurant, 640 Third Ave. (@ 41st St.), NY, NY 10017 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

640 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017
 (Following the International Day of Older Persons Morning Program)
Luncheon: $75/person

Reservations for the luncheon must be made and paid for prior to the luncheon. There are a limited number of seats; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

No refunds will be made after this date.

 If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Levy.

Support the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY by making a donation. For those who are unable to attend the luncheon and would like to donate please select the donation ticket type.


Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Focal Point on Ageing, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and others to be listed in the programme with generous support from AARP, Global Coalition of Ageing, and Pfizer Corporation.

NGO Committee on Ageing • PO Box 1854 • New York, NY • 10163-1854