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Financial abuse the biggest risk for Serbia's older people

15 January 2016

Serbia's older population is subjected to various forms of abuse, including violence, neglect or psychological harm, yet it is financial exploitation that is most common, the new United Nations Population Fund-supported report Well-kept family secret: e Keep reading

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Aim higher to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030: A reflection from the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

23 July 2015

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa was busy hosting the Third UN Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) from 13 to 16 July 2015. Main streets were blocked to shuttle heads of states and over 5,000 delegates from some 193 countries around... Keep reading

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The action/2015 campaign in Kenya is off to a flying start!

03 February 2015

From the oldest person to the youngest baby in the room, we all took to the dance floor when the song Hoja Zetu (My Views) was introduced to the crowd for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya during the... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Changing the lives of older refugees in Gambella

21 January 2015

I recently flew to Gambella, which I had heard is a very intimidating environment, as the dire situation of the refugees, coupled with harsh conditions of weather and lack of amenities, could make my field visit very difficult. Well,... Keep reading

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Sustainable Development Goals for all ages... dare we dream?

04 April 2014

I wanted to share news from New York, and write about our friend and colleague, the totally inspirational Helen Hamlin. An activist for the rights of older people and herself 91, Helen addressed the United Nations (watch from 01.30.20)... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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