We've made strong progress in the past year.
Together with our partners, we're helping millions of older people lead more dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.
What we achieved in 2012-13
Some examples of what we achieved this past year include:
Landmark report on ageing
This year is our 30th anniversary. We launched Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge jointly with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The report was the catalyst for a global debate on ageing and attracted media coverage reaching a potential audience of over 700 million people.
Protecting older people's rights
As the call for a convention on the rights of older people gains momentum, our Affiliates have helped ensure that their governments participate in meetings of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. They are also pressing for ageing to be included in the new global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
A secure future for older people
With income security a prime concern for older people, we have been working with national governments and the World Bank to promote social (non-contributory) pension schemes. Our policy influencing also resulted in a commitment by UNAIDS to estimate the scale of the HIV pandemic among older people and to develop care and support programmes for them.