Marking the United Nations International Day of Older Persons

October 1st, 2020

Today is the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). It is a special date that marks the United Nations (UN) recognition of the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century. A day when we can celebrate increases in life expectancy and raise awareness of the need for action to ensure good health in older ages.

Evidence has a pivotal role in informing this global effort. Therefore, we are marking this date by launching our new Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership Wikipedia Project. As part of our strategy for the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing, we have set this project with the mission to include high quality evidence in wikipedia articles focusing on topics related to ageing and older apopulations.

You can visit our Wikipedia project page and learn more on how to get involved in this effort to make Cochrane and Campbell evidence on ageing topics easily accessible to people around the world. We will keep you posted on the series of activities that are being planned for the next 12 months.

Can we change the way people think about ageing? Can we make evidence easibly accessible? Together, we can do it.

Happy International Day of Older Persons!

If you would like to learn more about the history of IDOP, and the theme for 2020, please visit the official UN webage .