Collection of works: "Bridge of Understanding - Intergenerational Solidarity
10 October 2023
The prevailing culture that values youth, physical fitness, innovation and digitalization often overlooks the value of older persons and the essential roles that older persons play and could play in society. This publication provides a different and happier perspective. Pupils from elementary schools across Serbia vividly demonstrate to society that intergenerational solidarity brings with it a richness of opportunities that society has not adequately harnessed.
I am happy to see that the "Bridge of Understanding - Intergenerational Solidarity" is growing into a social movement of young, talented people who are challenging negative stereotypes and social norms surrounding aging and portraying intergenerational solidarity in the form that it is: a most valuable engagement. We at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will continue to actively promote intergenerational exchange while simultaneously decreasing and eliminating ageism in all aspects of life. This partnership with the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality is one of the initiatives we are very proud of.
We all have a role to play in building stronger, inclusive societies that can harness opportunities that come with demographic change. Only with collective action, can we create an environment that supports and values people of all ages in Serbia.
- John Kennedy Mosoti, UNFPA Country Director for Serbia