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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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Moving towards universal pension coverage in Mexico

15 May 2014

In his new Pension Watch briefing Larry Willmore explores the recent increase in pension coverage in Mexico. In this blog he provides an overview of some of the issues, which are covered in greater depth here. Despite having one... Keep reading

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Post-2015 in Bali: An interesting and fruitful meeting

04 April 2013

From the 23rd to the 25th of March was celebrated in Bali, a High Level Panel Meeting of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. During the first two days, more than 150 representatives of civil society from... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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What have you learnt from an older person?

11 October 2011

Well, to begin with, it appears we should be calling them "elders". One gentleman in the 3pm GMT video conference between India, the UAE and Mexico was quick to point this out. "Call us elders. I'm 72 but I... Keep reading

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Age Demands Action campaign with HelpAge International

06 October 2011

Walter Woods is the Vice President, AARP Foundation Impact Programs (Isolation) and has more than 20 years of social development experience working both with and for young and older people in the Greater Washington Region. This year, HelpAge took... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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