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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


Post-2015 negotiations continue in New York

05 March 2015

I was recently one of 16 selected (from over 100 applicants) from around the world to take part at the February Steering Committee of the second intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 agenda. My colleague Roseline, from HelpAge in Kenya, took... Keep reading (2 Comments)


2015: Time to make social protection for all a reality

03 February 2015

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors is a network of NGOs and trade unions from all parts of the world committed to achieving social protection for everyone. HelpAge International was one of the founding members of the Coalition in 2012, Keep reading


Ban Ki-moon's Synthesis Report through an ageing lens

18 December 2014

Since the UN Secretary General s long-awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda came out last week and array of responses, from happy to not so happy, have been published on websites, through email lists and on social media. So... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions through social media

30 October 2014

On 28-29 October, HelpAge International and HelpAge Deutschland, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ, with support from Allianz, are hosted a conference - Thanks, Otto! - on the legacy of the world's first pension. Keep reading

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These blogs are personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of HelpAge International.