Useful Links

Links to other websites are provided as useful sources of information. Inclusion of a link to another website does not imply endorsement of any kind. We do not monitor external websites and are not responsible for their availability, quality or content.

Alzheimer’s Disease International
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. They aim to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and all other causes of dementia.

Global Extension of Social Security (GESS)
GESS is a trilingual global knowledge sharing platform developed to promote the extension of social security. It is run by the Social Security Department of the International Labour Office (ILO).

Handicap International
Handicap International is an independent international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people in over 60 countries worldwide. Our organisation is the recipient of the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize in recognition of almost 30 years of humanitarian action.

Humanitarian Reform
Humanitarian reform seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership. It is an ambitious effort by the international humanitarian community to reach more beneficiaries, with more comprehensive needs-based relief and protection, in a more effective and timely manner. The website contains useful manuals and guidelines on the cluster approach to humanitarian relief.

IAHSA – The Global Ageing Network
IAHSA was founded in 1994 as a platform for policymakers, researchers, business and ageing services providers to collectively share their knowledge and best practices to enhance quality of care for the older people. Over the years IAHSA has created an international forum for the exchange of research, services, products and training that make up the Global Ageing Network.

Part of Alzheimer’s Disease International, I CAN! I WILL! is a library of ideas to help people around the world stand up and speak out about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Mature@ EU aims to enable employers or personnel recruiters to introduce age-diverse recruitment policies and practices.

Reuters Alertnet
The alertnet website is dedicated to raising awareness of crises across the globe, particularly “forgotten” emergencies that rarely make headlines.

The Canadian Journal on Aging
The Canadian Journal on Aging is a refereed, quarterly publication of the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People
Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People is a civil society movement born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. The Alliance is the result of the collaborative efforts of the nine organisations that currently form its Steering Group, of which HelpAge International is a member.

The 10/66 Dementia Research Group
The 10/66 Dementia Research Group is a collective of researchers carrying out population-based research into dementia, non-communicable diseases and ageing in low and middle income countries.

The World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Its Ageing and Life Course Programme looks at the social implications of ageing and works to mainstream ageing into the global health agenda.

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
DESA and its predecessors have helped countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental challenges for more than 50 years. DESA’s mission – to promote development for all – reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in countries large and small, developed and developing.

UNICEF social and economic policy website
This section of the UNICEF website explains the impact of social and economic policy on the lives of children, and the work UNICEF and partners are doing to ensure that this impact is positive. Includes information on the global economic crisis, meetings and conferences and UNICEF’s Social and Economic Policy Working Briefs and Papers series.

United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

UNRISD is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development. Through its research, UNRISD stimulates dialogue and contributes to policy debates on key issues of social development within and outside the United Nations system.

United Nations OHCHR: Human rights of older persons 
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights strives to ensure that neglected population groups are given space and weight in the human rights agenda, and that governments take all measures required to protect and promote their human rights. The role of the Office is to ensure a voice for all, especially for those whose voices are seldom heard.

World Demographic & Ageing Forum
The WDA Forum recognises that demographic change offers not only a formidable challenge, but above all a unique opportunity. Only through an integrated approach can sustainable solutions be developed. We thus highlight inter-disciplinary the societal, economic, health and educational-political impacts of the foreseeable change.

Worldwide Ageing Statistics
AgeStats Worldwide provides access to comparative statistical data that compare the situation of older adults across countries or regions around a variety of issues areas. The most recent data and projections as far ahead as 2050 are provided where available.