"The United Nations Foundation congratulates HelpAge International for receiving the prestigious Hilton Humanitarian award. It is a recognition of the importance of intergenerational humanitarian work, and a reminder that we must focus not only on women and children, but must include the growing number of older people in the world."
~ Kathy Calvin, CEO of United Nations Foundation
"You never lose the right to have your voice heard. HelpAge International's Age Demands Action campaign has proved beyond any doubt that when older people come together and speak out, policymakers act. Thanks to Age Demands Action, life is getting better for so many."
~ Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate & Chairman of The Elders
"While many in the developed world are waking up to the realities of the aging population and what it means for our retirement age, HelpAge International continues to focus on what global aging means for the poorest and most vulnerable. HelpAge International has therefore worked to alleviate human suffering at every step of its existence."
~ Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
"Societies do not flourish without healthy, thriving older people. By providing for the health and security of our global aging population, HelpAge International is supporting sustainable development in communities all over the world."
~ Gro Harlem Brundtland, M.P.H., Former Director General of World Health Organization
"Having partnered with HelpAge after the earthquake in Haiti, we witnessed the power and impact of their extraordinary work. No other organization focuses on saving and transforming the lives of older people who, in turn, build back stronger communities."
~ Jo Ann Jenkins, President and CEO of AARP Foundation
World leaders Tony Blair and Archbishop Desmond Tutu congratulate HelpAge