World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Date in the current year: June 15, 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day The United General Assembly designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by resolution 66/127. This day raises public awareness of abuse that some of our older generations suffer at home.

Elder abuse is an acute problem in many countries around the world. About 4-6% of elder suffer from maltreatment at home or have experienced it at least once. This problem had drawn attention of UN member states representatives who created World Elder Abuse Day. This observance was established on December 19, 2011 aiming to encourage international and regional organizations and individuals to observe it in an appropriate manner.

The number of elder people will rise to 20% of planet's population by 2050, according to experts. The problem of ageing nations already exists, but it's not paid enough attention to. The Madrid Intentional Plan on Ageing (2002) was created to handle issues of ageing nations, elder abuse, older persons development, advancement of their health and well-being. This plan suggests ways for governments and non-governmental organizations to change treatment of older people in society.

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