WEAADWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day (International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse)
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The first WEAAD was observed in 2012, and was marked by meetings and conferences at the UN headquarters in New York.
In addition to the WEAAD, the UN also observes an International Day of Older Persons on October 1 every year to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.
She said that WEAAD is a day when the government, development circles, academia, religious groups, civil society, media as well as older people themselves should come forward and take action.