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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)


Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions through social media

30 October 2014

On 28-29 October, HelpAge International and HelpAge Deutschland, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ, with support from Allianz, are hosted a conference - Thanks, Otto! - on the legacy of the world's first pension. Keep reading


Thanks, Otto! Looking back at Bismarck's legacy

28 October 2014

The "Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions and new global perspectives" conference is underway! After months of preparation, we're in Berlin over two days to examine the legacy of the world’s first pension and the future of pension systems. Thanks, Keep reading


Dont leave us behind: Older people in Zimbabwe call for a society for all

17 October 2014

On the first day of October, the bright early morning sun promised an oppressively hot day in Harare, Zimbabwe. Notwithstanding, a crowd of people gathered at the African Unity Square in the heart of the city and right opposite... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Hidden victims of the Syria conflict: older and disabled refugees living in despair

20 June 2014

Today on World Refugee Day, we are highlighting the plight of older refugees and refugees living with disabilities and injuries - the hidden victims of the Syria conflict. It has been over three years since the first Syrians became... Keep reading

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