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Dancing lotuses bring joy to all ages in Vietnam

26 November 2018

Two hours' drive east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the fertile Red River Delta is a peaceful and populous region of mixed farming, and a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Arriving at Ngoc Hoa village hall down a narrow causeway between fishponds,... Keep reading

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UN member states begin discussing older people's rights in earnest at the ninth Open-ended Working Group

31 July 2018

Member states of the United Nations have finally started talking about what older people's rights look like. Despite the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) being tasked with identifying the main elements in a new international legal instrument t Keep reading

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Learning, sharing and connecting at the IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress

30 October 2015

HelpAge International plays a key role in the East Asia-Pacific region gathering and sharing knowledge to support a wider movement aiming to improve the wellbeing of older people. From 19-22 October, we advanced this agenda through the 10th International Keep reading

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Knowledge is life: older people a key resource in disaster risk reduction

12 October 2015

Through HelpAge's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work with communities and older people's associations, we have found that older people often hold very valuable knowledge. On International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, we look at how this insight can be. Keep reading

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Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami

23 December 2014

Boxing Day is normally a day to put my feet up to give the tired legs and the overworked body some rest. It is also the day to review the year that has gone by and mentally prepare for... Keep reading

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