Older campaigners in Haiti. (c) HelpAge InternationalOlder people's rights

Towards a convention

Older activists from Pakistan, Zambia, Vietnam and Kenya will attend the sixth Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) in New York, 14-16 July.

The HelpAge network has engaged in the OEWG process, with older people at the heart.

It is critical that older people continue to have an opportunity to be part of, and influence a process that is about their human rights.

Find out more about our work campaigning for a convention.

Older people's rights

Towards a convention

Ageism, discrimination and denial of rights in older age continue to be tolerated across the world. Find out why we are campaigning for a convention on the rights of older people:

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo 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.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.


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