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World Food Day: Tackling hunger and population ageing

16 October 2013

Today is World Food Day, marked by a wealth of discussions on how to improve food systems and tackle hunger and malnutrition in the world. Central to this debate is how to make smallholder farmers and food systems in... Keep reading


Global poverty challenges and experiences of social protection - a conference to celebrate 100 years of social pensions in Sweden.

08 October 2013

On the 1st and 2nd of October HelpAge International and the Church of Sweden held a conference on social protection and social pensions. It provided an opportunity for those interested in social protection, in Sweden and internationally, to share... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Great ambition at the UN General Assembly

02 October 2013

Last week I attended this year's UN General Assembly, which had a strong focus on reviewing the Millennium Development Goals and discussing what the future Sustainable Development Goals should target beyond 2015. The peak of the week was the... Keep reading


The countdown to Age Demands Action begins!

12 September 2013

On 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, older people campaign against injustice and age discrimination as part of our Age Demands Action (ADA) campaign. This year, 58 countries will take part, with countries such as... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Serbia: One year on from new social protection law

20 August 2013

For ten years, the Serbian Red Cross and HumanaS network have lobbied for a better quality of living for older people in Serbia. We have lobbied for many changes in legislation, such as the introduction of social pensions for... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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