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UN Expert on older people’s rights meets HelpAge Affiliate on first country visit to Slovenia

Today, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Ms Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, will start her first official country visit to Slovenia to assess the human rights situation of older people in the country.

Posted: 17 November 2014

Typhoon Haiyan one year on: Older people key to rebuilding communities

Older people have been key to helping 150,000 people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, says our new joint report with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, released today, one year on from when the typhoon struck the Philippines.

Posted: 08 November 2014

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