Mary Fox, League of Women Voters of the United States Alternate UN Observer chaired the International Day of Older Persons programme on behalf of the NGO Committee on Ageing on October 10 at The City University of New York (CUNY). The event included introductory remarks from representatives from the City of New York, International Council on Social Welfare, Secretary General of the UN, President of the UN General Assembly and past chair of the NGO Committee. The keynote address was provided by the First Lady and Secretary for Social Inclusion of El Salvador, Dr. Vanda Pignota wherein she explained the need for a Convention for Older Persons. In addition, a panel discussion of experts provided a very lively discussion on the contributions of older persons and how they can be agents of change. The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet was also discussed! Congratulations Mary on a very informative and important programme.