Recognize an International Day of GrandParents and GrandChildren

Recognize an International Day of GrandParents and GrandChildren

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Xawery, Oskar, Eryk & Karolina Kłopotowski started this petition to United Nations and

According to data from World Population Prospects: the 2017 Revision, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million globally in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050 and 3.1 billion in 2100. Globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups.
(source: https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/ageing )
Only in China, by 2050, more than 34% of China's citizens are projected to be more than 60 years old, according to the country's National Working Commission. That will amount to almost 500 million people - nearly twice as many as today!

The generation gap is no longer between two generations but creates a deep division isolating senior citizens.

To bring attention to this division, as well as promote inclusivity and fight ageism we encourage United Nations and The Secretary-General to take necessary steps to recognize May 31st as the International Day of Grandparents and Grandchildren.

I started this petition because...

Last year my sons - Xawery and Oskar - came up with this idea and I was really moved by it.

In our household we are lucky to live in a 3 generation family, exchanging experiences views and ideas. My wife and I would like to see that the youngest generation continues to benefit from the wisdom of the elderly and in consequence helps move our world forward avoiding the mistakes of the past.

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