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Where refugee camps are 'settlements': the older people fleeing South Sudan for Uganda

19 April 2016

The dust gets everywhere. Even with all of the car windows closed for the entire ten-hour journey, we are all covered in fine, red dust as we clamber out of the vehicle into the sweltering heat of the refugee... Keep reading


Ban Ki-moon's Synthesis Report through an ageing lens

18 December 2014

Since the UN Secretary General s long-awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda came out last week and array of responses, from happy to not so happy, have been published on websites, through email lists and on social media. So... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Sustainable Development Goals: Achievements at the Open Working Group

24 July 2014

HelpAge International's CEO, Toby Porter, has previously written about "daring to dream about Sustainable Development Goals being for people of all ages, including those in older age". I have just returned from New York where I attended the last... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Sustainable Development Goals: Progress made in recognising people 'of all ages'

09 July 2014

In May, I posted a blog which dared us all to dream about ageing being recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and preventing older people from again being left behind. I wanted to give a quick update as... Keep reading (1 Comment)


At the UN: Pushing to get older people included in sustainable development goals

19 June 2014

This week I'm at the 12th session of the UN's Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs will build upon the Millennium Development Goals which expire in 2015. This time around things have taken a... Keep reading

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