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Mozambique: Promise of better pensions for older people

15 December 2014

On 1 October, when the rest of the world was launching the Global Age Watch Index, government officials and civil society in Mozambique were busy with the national electoral campaign. So we decided to launch the Index on 19... Keep reading

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Spain: A new generation of active older people

04 December 2014

In early November, HelpAge Espa a - the Spanish Affiliate of the HelpAge global network - with the Spanish State Board for a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons organised the event "A Society For All... Keep reading

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No one should be invisible in the data revolution for sustainable development

18 November 2014

The UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) recently published their report, A World that Counts. Last week, I went to the UK launch, hosted by the ODI. The panellists were Claire M Keep reading

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East and Central Europe: Paving the way for a society for all ages

24 October 2014

From 9-10 October I was in Russia, at the second annual national conference "From an ageing society to a society for all ages" in Moscow. The event brought together over 400 participants from Russia and other countries within the Commonwealth... Keep reading

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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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