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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

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