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Independent Expert on older people's rights addresses Human Rights Council

Ms Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the Independent Expert on the full enjoyment of all human rights of older persons, presented her first annual report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva this week.

Posted: 10 September 2014

HelpAge and UN launch survey on older people and disasters

With the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), we have launched a survey to collect older people’s views on how they cope with disasters and participate in disaster risk reduction.

Posted: 27 August 2014

Gaza crisis: Reaching older people affected

HelpAge International and our local partners on the ground are responding to older people’s most urgent needs in Gaza.

Posted: 21 August 2014

Process towards a new convention steps up a gear

From 30 July to 1 August, representatives of just over 100 governments met at the UN in New York to discuss older people’s rights and the possibility of a new international human rights instrument, a convention, to protect them.

Posted: 11 August 2014

DEC agencies announce Gaza Crisis Appeal in the UK

The Disasters Emergency Committee has today announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Posted: 07 August 2014