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Thanks, Otto! Looking back at Bismarck's legacy

28 October 2014

The "Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions and new global perspectives" conference is underway! After months of preparation, we're in Berlin over two days to examine the legacy of the world’s first pension and the future of pension systems. Thanks, Keep reading


Dont leave us behind: Older people in Zimbabwe call for a society for all

17 October 2014

On the first day of October, the bright early morning sun promised an oppressively hot day in Harare, Zimbabwe. Notwithstanding, a crowd of people gathered at the African Unity Square in the heart of the city and right opposite... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Hidden victims of the Syria conflict: older and disabled refugees living in despair

20 June 2014

Today on World Refugee Day, we are highlighting the plight of older refugees and refugees living with disabilities and injuries - the hidden victims of the Syria conflict. It has been over three years since the first Syrians became... Keep reading


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


Sustainable Development Goals for all ages, please!

06 May 2014

I am at the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals' eleventh session this week, working closely with our colleagues in the Stakeholder Group on Ageing to ensure that our key messages are heard. Today the focus is on... Keep reading

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