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The countdown to Age Demands Action begins!

12 September 2013

On 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, older people campaign against injustice and age discrimination as part of our Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign. This year, 58 countries will take part, with countries such as... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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ADA for Rights updates from around the world!

27 June 2013

On 15 June, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Age Demands Action for Rights was celebrated for the second time. HelpAge partners in 29 countries used this day of global action to meet with key decision-makers to build support... Keep reading

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An inclusive post-2015 framework with some teeth!

31 January 2013

Yesterday, I had the honour of moderating the roundtable debate on ageing and disability with my colleague AK Dube of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities, as part of this week's meeting of the UN High-level Panel in... Keep reading

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Age Demands Action update!

19 September 2012

This year is shaping up to be our biggest Age Demands Action yet. In the campaign's sixth year, 61 countries will take part on 1 October - the UN International Day of Older Persons. And for the very first... Keep reading

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What would a convention on the human rights of older people mean to the most vulnerable in Latin America?

06 July 2012

Most debates about a potential convention on the human rights of older people take place in the corridors of the United Nations and in high-level meetings of government officials. In Latin America, perhaps more so than anywhere else, there... Keep reading

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