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The Urgency of now: Uganda's responsibility to its older citizens

18 April 2016

International donors are threatening to stop funding Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) due to the national Government failing to provide counter funding. But whose responsibility is it anyway? It seems cruel that families who depend solely on this g Keep reading

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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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Learning from Sweden's experience of social protection

16 October 2013

On the 1st and 2nd of October HelpAge International and the Church of Sweden held a conference on social protection with specific focus on the Nordic model and its relevance to international development. Ivar Lo Johansson (a Swedish writer)... Keep reading

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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)

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Post-2015: social protection underpins sustainable development

24 June 2013

As the date for the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaches, debate around what a post-2015 development framework should look like has intensified. Between 17 and 19 June 2013 the fourth session of the Open Working... Keep reading

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