Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing, 1982

original document (UNECE, pdf format)

UNECE website

Foreword

The Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing is the first international instrument on ageing, guiding thinking and the formulation of policies and programmes on ageing. It was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982 (resolution 37/51), having been adopted earlier the same year at the World Assembly on Ageing at Vienna, Austria. It is sometimes known as the 'Vienna Plan' in honour of its city of origin. More frequently, however, it is referred to as the 'International Plan', underscoring its relevance for all world regions.

It aims to strengthen the capacities of Governments and civil society to deal effectively with the ageing of populations and to address the developmental potential and dependency needs of older persons. It promotes regional and international cooperation. It includes 62 recommendations for action addressing research, data collection and analysis, training and education as well as the following sectoral areas:

The Plan is part of an international framework of standards and strategies developed by the international community in recent decades. It should, therefore, be considered in relation to agreed standards and strategies in the areas of human rights, advancement of women, families, population, youth, disabled persons, sustainable development, welfare, health, housing, income security and employment, and education.

Wiener Internationaler Aktionstag zur Frage des Alterns (pdf format)
(Document kindly provided by EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons)

Vienna International Plan of Action on Aging (pdf format)
(Document kindly provided by EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons)

Plan International d'Action sur le Vieillissement (pdf format)
(Document kindly provided by EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons)

Assemblea Mondiale sull'Invecchiamento (pdf format)
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