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What's new in this year's Global AgeWatch Index?

30 September 2014

What happens to people when they get to 60? It's a little discussed subject. Data broken down by age is limited, but bringing together what is available from the UN, World Bank and Gallup gives us a snapshot of what... Keep reading

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'Leaving no one behind' is an aspiration that needs good data

14 August 2014

UN Member States have at last agreed a text to frame the future Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals and 160 targets - that will build upon the Millennium Development Goals that expire in 2015 - are built on... Keep reading

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Human Development Report: Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience of older people

29 July 2014

We inhabit a world almost unimaginable to that lived in by our grandparents. Increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever before. We're healthier and can look positively to the prospect of an active life long into old... Keep reading

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World Population Day focuses on youth. But don't forget they're our future older population.

11 July 2014

Today's World Population Day will focus on investing in younger people. Last year the focus was on adolescent pregnancy and in 2012 it was reproductive health. UNFPA, which organises World Population Day, is clearly putting its energies into the challen Keep reading

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Why our Rapid Assessment Method will provide cheaper, faster and richer data

18 June 2014

Older people are a forgotten group in humanitarian situations. Their needs are rarely assessed, and they are seldom targeted by governments, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations for specific projects. This is particularly obvious i Keep reading

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