Press release

Myanmar’s national forum on universal social pension held in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

2017-03-28T11:52:29+07:00Tags: , , , |

On 16 March, 2017, a forum to raise the awareness among parliamentarians on Myanmar’s National Universal Social Pension Scheme was held in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The Government of Myanmar will be funding and rolling out the first Universal National Social Pension [...]

Older people join global campaign to raise awareness of growing prevalence of diabetes

2018-01-17T16:26:35+07:00Tags: , , , |

Older activists across East Asia and the Pacific region, from Mongolia to the Philippines, will today join a global campaign calling for the increasing prevalence of diabetes to be tackled through screening, testing, treatment and education. The actions, taking [...]

HelpAge International launches low cost tool to assess needs of older people in emergencies

2017-01-04T05:50:09+07:00Tags: , , , , |

Today (Wednesday 25 November) HelpAge International is launching a quick, simple and low-cost tool to assess the needs and vulnerabilities of older people in humanitarian situations. The rapid assessment method for older people (RAM-OP) is a house-to-house survey that [...]

Older activists take part in ‘Umbrella’ action to campaign for the protection of their rights

2017-01-09T08:09:22+07:00Tags: , |

Older people in more than 50 countries will come together on the International Day of Older Persons (Thursday 1 October) to celebrate ageing and draw attention to the issues they face. Among the actions planned, campaigners will be sheltering [...]

Sustainable Development agenda must respond to the global phenomenon of population ageing

2017-01-04T05:51:28+07:00Tags: , |

When the new Sustainable Development Goals are adopted at this year’s UN General Assembly, governments must respond to the global phenomenon of population ageing, and support women and men as they age. “This summit is not business as usual,” [...]