December 14 1990 UN General Assembly decided to consider October 1 International Day of Older Persons (International Day of Older Persons).
First Day of Older Persons was celebrated in Europe then in America, and at the end of the 1990s has worldwide. Day of Older Persons is celebrated on a grand scale in the Nordic countries. On this day, many television and radio broadcast transmission to suit the tastes of older people.
October 1 are various festivals organized by the Association for the rights of the elderly, conferences and congresses on their rights and their role in society. Social organizations and foundations organize this day various charity events.
In his speech the Secretary General said that the International Day of Older Persons, which is celebrated on October 1, UN urges governments, the private sector, civil society and all people of the world to focus on the creation of a society for all ages, as provided for in the Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing, and in accordance with the development objectives set out in the Millennium Declaration, as well as a broader global development goals.
Together, countries can and must ensure that people are not only living longer, but also that their lives were better, diverse, full and satisfying.
This day is traditionally celebrated in Russia as well as in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine.
In Japan, the third Monday in September is Day honoring the elderly.