Sustainable Development Goals

After a three year collaborative process between the UN, governments and civil society, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted on 27 September 2015.

The United Nations is now leading the debate as to how the Goals will be effectively measured, to make sure we truly "leave no-one behind".

Alongside our civil society colleagues and campaigners, we worked tirelesly to make sure ageing was included in the Sustainable Development Goals. We will continue to ensure that the journey towards meeting the Goals never loses sight of the rights, needs and aspirations of older people.

Our involvement in the SDGs

An older woman in Kenya with the cow she bought through a HelpAge grant.

We've engaged with the post-2015 process at the national, regional and global level.
Find out how we will influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals so they are met for people of all ages.

Blogs on post-2015 and beyond

An older farmer in Jamaica. (c) Jenny Anderson/HelpAge International

We're continuously engaged with the discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read blogs by ageing experts, campaigners and advocates.

Post-2015 coalitions

An older woman in Ethiopia with her great-granddaughter. (c) Jeff Williams/HelpAge International

We're part of a number of post-2015 coalitions.

Find out more and download our post-2015 resources.

Older women count

The contributions of older women often go unnoticed. (c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International

We want the post-2015 framework discussions to recognise that gender inequality can last a lifetime.

Find out about our older women count campaign.


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