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HelpAge joint event looks at 125 years of state pensions

On 28-29 October, HelpAge International and HelpAge Deutschland, with Allianz, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ are hosting a conference on the legacy of the world’s first pension and the future of pensions in Berlin.

Posted: 24 October 2014

International Day for Disaster Reduction: Older people are a resource for resilience

On 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction, HelpAge and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) issued a joint call for greater involvement of older people in disaster management efforts worldwide.

Posted: 13 October 2014

UN International Day of Older Persons: New Global AgeWatch Index launches and Age Demands Action goes global

Today, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2014. The Index ranks 96 countries according to the wellbeing of older people in four key domains: income security, health, personal capability and enabling environments.

Posted: 01 October 2014

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