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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading


Older age: a double whammy for women?

01 October 2015

After a lifetime of providing unpaid care for friends and family, older women often live in poverty with no one to care for them. Ageing is inevitable, but its gendered injustices are not. The trend of global ageing Over the first... Keep reading


Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami

23 December 2014

Boxing Day is normally a day to put my feet up to give the tired legs and the overworked body some rest. It is also the day to review the year that has gone by and mentally prepare for... Keep reading


Davos 2014: Deep discussions to reshape an ageing world

30 January 2014

"One in every two children born today will see their 104th birthday". This was just one of many remarkable predictions and challenges that Al Gore placed in front of a packed auditorium last Thursday at the World Economic Forum... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Post-2015: social protection underpins sustainable development

24 June 2013

As the date for the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaches, debate around what a post-2015 development framework should look like has intensified. Between 17 and 19 June 2013 the fourth session of the Open Working... Keep reading

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