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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

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Older people’s right to be free from violence is not protected

Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Age Demands Action campaigners in 40 countries will be calling for an end to elder abuse.

Posted: 15 June 2015

HelpAge announces new Chair of Board of Trustees

Arun Maira, a former member of the Planning Commission of India, has today been announced as the next Chair of the Board of Trustees of HelpAge International, the leading global network of organisations working with and for older men and women.

Posted: 03 June 2015

Older people count: Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins our action/2015 campaign

Today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing young and old to demand that everyone counts when governments agree global goals to reduce poverty at the UN later this year.

Posted: 22 May 2015

Second earthquake strikes Nepal

This morning at 6.50 GMT, a second major earthquake registering 7.3 on the Richter scale struck eastern Nepal, with the epicentre midway between Kathmandu and the Everest area.

Posted: 12 May 2015