On December 14, 1990, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 45/106, decided to designate October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons, in order to draw public attention to the problems of older people.
First, this date began to be celebrated in Europe, then in America, and in the late 1990s all over the world. On October 1, various festivals organized by associations for the protection of the rights of older people, conferences and congresses dedicated to their rights and their role in society are held in many countries. Public organizations and foundations arrange various charity events on this day. On this day, many television and radio programs broadcast programs tailored to the tastes of the elderly.
It should also be noted that each year the events of the Day are devoted to a specific theme.