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Take a stand against ageism on 1 October

05 September 2016

On 1 October, the International Day for Older Persons, campaigners around the world will be taking a stand against ageism. Older people have told us of the ageist attitudes and behaviour they face on a daily basis. They tell... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Human Rights Day: 50 years on, age discrimination not sufficiently recognised

10 December 2015

This year Human Rights Day celebrates the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Political, Civil, and Cultural Rights in 1966. In the current economic a Keep reading (2 Comments)


What does healthy ageing mean?

04 November 2015

Last week I joined over 180 stakeholders in Geneva as the World Health Organization (WHO) consulted civil society, member states and UN agencies on its five-year Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health, due to be implemented... Keep reading


Age Demands Action campaigners celebrate International Day of Older Persons

16 October 2015

Thousands of older people around the world came together on 1 October to celebrate the 25th International Day of Older Persons. Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigners raised awareness of the importance of protecting the rights of older people under a... Keep reading (1 Comment)


WHO report builds towards a future where everyone experiences healthy ageing

30 September 2015

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) published the long-awaited World Report on Ageing and Health. For HelpAge, this publication is hugely exciting and comes at a crucial time. Population ageing is a major global trend of the 21st century,... Keep reading

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