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Minimum standards for age and disability-inclusive humanitarian responses launched

HelpAge International has worked with six other agencies to launch a new set of minimum standards to support ageing and disability inclusive responses in humanitarian crises.

Posted: 14 August 2015

Myanmar floods: HelpAge responding to families affected

At least 300 family kits have been provided by HelpAge International to five camps for internally displaced people in the Magway region in west Myanmar.

Posted: 10 August 2015

action/2015: Campaigners call for strong commitment to finance our future

HelpAge campaigners met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina J Mohammed during the Financing for Development (FFD3) conference to promote inclusive development for people of all ages.

Posted: 23 July 2015

Older people call for a convention on their rights at the UN

This week, older people around the world are calling for a convention on the rights of older people, as their governments convene at the UN for the sixth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG).

Posted: 13 July 2015

The Americas lead the way with new convention to protect and promote older people’s rights

The Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons, the first regional instrument of its kind in the world, will promote, protect and ensure the recognition and full enjoyment of all human rights of older people.

Posted: 17 June 2015

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