Sunday, October 01, 2006

International Day of Older Persons

Today is International Day of Older Persons.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's statement reads, in part,
As people across the globe come to live increasingly longer lives, our entire human family has a stake in encouraging and easing a productive, active, and healthy aging process. The whole world stands to gain from an empowered older generation, with the potential to make tremendous contributions to the development process and to the work of building more productive, peaceful, and sustainable societies .
His full message is here.

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