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
HelpAge International is very concerned about the situation of older people affected by violence and internal displacement in South Sudan.
Posted: 20 July 2016
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
Delegations from all World Health Organization member states are currently gathered in Geneva for the 69th World Health Assembly and HelpAge will be part of a side event on Wednesday to highlight the impact of ageism on global health.
Posted: 23 May 2016
More than two-thirds of older refugees in HelpAge’s report Older voices in humanitarian crises said they did not have enough information about the humanitarian assistance available to them. Almost half said health services did not provide care for their age-related conditions, and a similar figure said they felt anxious, hopeless or depressed most or all of the time.
Posted: 05 May 2016