Calling for a convention
Petition handover in New York
Nearly 300,000 people worldwide have signed the petition calling for a UN convention on older people's rights. On Monday, Kenneth Hemley, 73, an activist from Jamaica handed over the petition at the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing.
Also joining our call for a convention is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He said: "This is a critical moment to change things and enable everyone to lead dignified lives as equal members of society."
Read more about the petition handover in New York.
Global AgeWatch Index
How are older people in your country faring?
Our Global AgeWatch Index ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring based on income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment.
Working with older people: Practical guidelines
Do you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?
We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.
Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.