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Proclamation Declares October 1 ‘Older People Day’
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

 

Proclamation Declares October 1 ‘Older People Day’

MONROVIA, September 29 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared, Saturday, October 1, as ‘Older People Day,’ and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday.  

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the observance is to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions they have made to society in the areas of education, medicine, economic, science and technology, social services, history as well as preservation of cultural heritage.

The release says the event will be celebrated under the international theme: “Take a Stand against Ageism,” and observed under the local theme: “Older People in Liberia Deserve Better.”

The Proclamation further added that as part of this year’s observance, a major event has been planned by the Coalition of Caregivers and Advocates for the Elderly in Liberia (COCAEL) to celebrate UN IDOP, which is the second National Aging Conference of Liberia, slated to be held at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church on 9th Street, Saturday, October 1. 

The Proclamation further calls upon all national and international organizations, United Nations agencies, and citizens, to cooperate with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in organizing appropriate programs befitting the occasion.

The Ministry is the legally recognized institution in Liberia charged with the authority to provide services and address the needs of older people in the country in collaboration with non-governmental organizations such as COCAEL.

The Presidential Proclamation notes that in keeping with the legal and moral standards and expectations outlined in several international instruments, the observance  has become  necessary  to protect the rights and interest of old folks in Liberia.

It named the instruments as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) that seeks to modify laws, regulations and customs that discriminate against older women, and the Resolution of the African Union to protect the rights of older people.

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