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Bangladesh's new social security strategy to bring 30m into safety net programmes

22 December 2015

Bangladesh's long-awaited National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) has been launched - the first life-course approach to policy that will bring more than 30 million people into social safety net programmes. Intending to reduce extreme poverty, improve Keep reading


The SDGs' next step: finalising indicators

05 November 2015

Having been successful in ensuring people of ages are explicitly included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HelpAge has turned its attention to the effort to develop a set of indicators with which to monitor progress against the goals... Keep reading


Serbia's older campaigners won't let it rain on older people's rights

12 October 2015

HelpAge's Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign has provided visibility for older people at the national level in Serbia as well as globally. It is this sense of solidarity with older people through their country and across the world that... Keep reading


Older activists tell us why they fight for change

05 August 2015

The sixth session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) took place in New York last month, and four older activists from Zambia, Pakistan, Vietnam and Kenya attended to help get their issues heard. Mwiche from Zambia... Keep reading


Older peoples rights attain greater recognition in EU external affairs

30 July 2015

Last week saw EU member states adopt the final EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-19, providing a framework through which to improve the impact of the EU's efforts to support democracy and mainstream human rights into... Keep reading

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