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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

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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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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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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)

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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

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