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Make cities safe and inclusive for older people, says new HelpAge report ahead of Habitat III

Urban development must ensure cities are inclusive, welcoming and supportive places that actively protect and promote older people's rights, our new report argues.

Posted: 10 October 2016

HelpAge campaigners take a stand against ageism on International Day of Older Persons

Today, on International Day of Older Persons 2016, campaigners in 45 countries around the world are joining the United Nation's call to "take a stand against ageism".

Posted: 01 October 2016

UN member states can no longer prevent a convention on the rights of older people

UN member states can no longer delay or prevent the implementation of a new convention on the rights of older people, following the release of a UN Independent Expert's report on older people at the Human Rights Council last week.

Posted: 20 September 2016

Vulnerable older people displaced in South Sudan by recent upsurge in violence

HelpAge International is very concerned about the situation of older people affected by violence and internal displacement in South Sudan.

Posted: 20 July 2016

Toby Porter to step down as Chief Executive of HelpAge International

After three years as Chief Executive of HelpAge International, Toby Porter will be leaving in September to become the Chief Executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust. Justin Derbyshire, Director of Programmes of HelpAge International, will take over as interim Chief Executive from September. Plans for the transition process are already underway. The Board of HelpAge International, chaired by Arun Maira, will begin a global search to recruit Toby’s successor.

Posted: 16 June 2016

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