Argentina played a key role for the approval of Resolution No. 66,127 of the UN, as it has extensive experience in promoting human rights and respect for the elderly.
Since 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA, by name) considers June 15 as a day of awareness worldwide. However, although agenda item of the various national governments, the United Nations did not recognize it until 2009.
The international body officially recognized the abuse of older people as a global social problem that affects the rights of millions of people around the world and that deserves the attention of the international community.
The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared June 15 as “World Day of awareness against elder abuse.” This celebration was initiated by a joint effort between the Ministry of Social Development of the Nation and the National Secretariat for Children, Youth and Family.
World Day of awareness of the abuse and mistreatment of the elderly was established based on an initiative of the national government. It is a day to reflect on prejudices towards the elderly and think of them as subjects of law.
On June 6 a number of concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events take place in Russia. During this day, people all around the world, especially in Russia celebrate the Day of Russian Language and Alexander Pushkin’s birthday.
A recent public opinion poll revealed that 6% of the EU population is Russian-speaking. The same number of Europeans speaks Spanish, for instance. Russian is studied in 100 countries, 79 of them are university training programs in 54 courses in schools.
Currently the Russian is the mother tongue of 164 million people spread across the world. 114 million speak it as a foreign language. In recent years, Russia has strengthened its position in the international media. This progress is due to the emergence of a new political and economic reality.
The date chosen for Russian language day was not accidental. In fact on June 6, 1799 was born the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin who is considered the founder of the Russian literary language.
On June 6, the world will celebrate the International Day of the Russian Language. The party will be held under the aegis of the United Nations, since Russia, one of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world, is one of the six official languages of the body.