The theme of International Day of Older Persons 2018 is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions.”
On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) celebrates the importance of this Declaration, and reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons.
Growing older does not diminish a person’s inherent dignity and fundamental rights.
The 2018 theme aims to:
• Promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;
Raise the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately.
Reflect on progress and challenges in ensuring full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons.
Engage broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life
Taken from The United Nations Website