OIC Urges Member States to Provide Opportunities and Enhance Ability to Steadfast in the Face of Shocks

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Jeddah, Oct. 01, 2022, SPA -- To mark the occasion of celebrating the International Day of the Older Persons which falls on the first of October every year according to the UN general assembly's resolution on December 14, 1990, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Ibrahim Taha called on the member states of his organization as well as the world community to exert concerted efforts for providing opportunity for the elders and enhancing their ability for steadfastness and responsing to challenges which they face in a changing world, with the aim to build societies where justice and equality could prevail among all generations.
He said OIC is aware of the importance of providing protection to older persons to guarantee society welfare as the social dimension is an essential matter in achieving sustainable development and that investment in social protection is a tool to achieve that.
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