20th NDOP and 28th IDOP
Today there are 1.3 million people in Cambodia, or 8.4% of the population, and the number is expected to double by 2030, it will reach more than 4 million by 2050, which could affect the development process in almost all sectors. While some older Cambodians have made a significant contribution to society, family and nationality, many older people are experiencing many problems in Life.
On 1st October is International Day of Older People and National Day of Older People. The day is celebrated every year in Cambodia and countries around the world to promote effective protection. Refers to the improvement of the welfare of the older people and to highlight the important role of older people in society. For Cambodia, the Royal Government considers the day of IDOP and NDOP is a day of commemoration of the dignity of the older people, ancestors, grandparents, parents who made and left an invaluable legacy for this generation and the next generation.
In celebration of this event, HelpAge Cambodia in partnership with representatives of older people in four provinces are Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, with a total of fifteen thousand members gathered in each region to celebrate the event and for age demand action in October 2018. The program is led and organized by representatives of older people in the 13 regions of the province with approximately 3,000 participants. The purpose of each event is to commend older people for their contributions to promoting older work and seeking additional support from the government, relevant institutions and also the public.
For the occasion of IDOP/NDOP, October 1st, 2018, representatives of all OPAs and network of OPAs in the four provinces outline priority issues and jointly raise the messages to seek the following support:
1) Older people should get free health care and treatment
2) The allowance is absolutely necessary for all the older people
3) All older people should get discount vouchers for the using of public services
4) Disregarding or leaving old people is considered discrimination on the older people
5) Helping the older people is help themselves for today and in the future
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