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4 key outcomes from the seventh Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

23 December 2016

What is the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG)? It is the only UN process that is solely dedicated to promoting the human rights of older people. Existing treaties do not adequately protect these rights, and the OEWG is... Keep reading

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Older people are making noise, will they be heard?

21 December 2016

In Nepal, HelpAge International and its partners continue to respond to the earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015. We are working across 25 villages in five districts of the country, reaching out to 10,000 older people to ensure... Keep reading

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A UN convention on ageing would protect older people's rights in Mongolia

12 December 2016

This week I am in New York attending the seventh UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) taking place from 12-15 December. The OEWG is the only UN process that is focused on the rights of older people. I... Keep reading

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Human Rights Day: Standing up for older people's rights today and every day

09 December 2016

This year, to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the UN is calling on us all to stand up for someone's rights. This is important. But when millions of people around the world are denied their rights every... Keep reading

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Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think

02 December 2016

Joey Ramone once told Entertainment Weekly that "all punk is is attitude". My knowledge of the 1970s music scene might be hazy, and whether you can reduce an entire genre to one word is not for me to say,... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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