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The UN is putting older people's rights under threat

11 July 2017

Being forced to retire at the age of 65, being denied credit or loans, falling the wrong side of an upper age limit for cancer screening - these are just some of the ways older age is used to... 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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Human Rights Day: 50 years on, age discrimination not sufficiently recognised

10 December 2015

This year Human Rights Day celebrates the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Political, Civil, and Cultural Rights in 1966. In the current economic a Keep reading (2 Comments)

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Protecting the rights of older people: Ten reasons why we need to act

20 August 2012

On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly established an Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) with a mandate to identify gaps in the protection of the rights of older people and ways in which these gaps can... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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CSD 2012: Time for older people's rights to be on the agenda

30 January 2012

This week, the UN's Commission for Social Development (CSD) meets in New York to discuss poverty eradication strategies. The CSD meets every February and is a technical body of the UN that develops policy responses to social development. Its... Keep reading

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