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Genocide in Rwanda left many people growing older alone and depressed - social inclusion could be the answer

20 April 2017

More than 20 years on from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, many of the country's older people continue to be affected by it in new and troubling ways. Hundreds of thousands of people lost relatives or were separated from their... Keep reading (4 Comments)

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The next few days could change the lives of billions

23 September 2015

The next few days could quite literally change the lives of billions of people and shape the future of our planet. At the end of this week, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development... 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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Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... 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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