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National Assembly approves agreement on Senior Citizens' Day

Parliament unanimously approved establishing May 29 as Senior Citizens' Day,

Regarding the presentation of the Draft Agreement to Commemorate the Day of the Elderly, on May 29, which was approved unanimously, representative Ida León stated that grandparents continue in the fight for peace, facing the blockade and assured that they will not give up.

The deputy, upon reading the Agreement, pointed out that the date is favorable to "recognize the dedication of grandfathers and grandmothers in the construction of the Homeland, despite the difficulties, due to the criminal sanctions of the United States of America and its allies, a day to reaffirm respect and dignified treatment of older adults.”

He noted that the Venezuelan State since its refoundation in 1999 has developed policies and plans aimed at dignifying the lives of adults and older adults.

He also specified that on May 8, the President created the Great Mission Grandfathers and Grandmothers of the Homeland, with the purpose of strengthening social security, providing health, food and social protection to older adults.

Likewise, he recalled that the National Assembly sanctioned the Organic Law for the Comprehensive Care and Development of Older Adults with the objective of promoting respect for their dignity and autonomy, in favor of guaranteeing that their human rights are fulfilled if any discrimination.

The Day of the Elderly is established on May 29 in order to recognize and value older adults as subjects of law, their participation in the family and society, as well as their contribution to the economic, political, and social development of the nation. .

Likewise, it is agreed to approve policies, plans and programs aimed at strengthening social well-being and guarantees for the full exercise of older adults.

Popular power

On the other hand, the National Assembly also approved by a qualified majority the Draft Organic Law to Reform the Organic Law of Popular Power in second discussion.

Representatives of the communities were present during the session.

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