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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 [...]
Disaster risk reduction and responses must protect older people, says HelpAge International. Older people are among those worst affected by disasters and more must be done to protect them, according to HelpAge International. “Older people [...]
Older people are campaigning for the right to be free from violence and abuse under international law on this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. (Wednesday 15 June) Studies show instances of elder abuse are widespread. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
HelpAge International welcomes a major shift in thinking on health in older age, with the release of the WHO’s World Report on Ageing and Health today. “The WHO report, moves us away from thinking about [...]
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 [...]
Today (Wednesday 9 September 2015), HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people [...]
As we get older, we face increasing barriers to our participation in society and lose some or all of our personal autonomy. These threats to our dignity can make us more susceptible to neglect and [...]
Older people say that they are being subjected to abuse and discrimination because of their age, according to a report by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP). Today, (15 June) Age [...]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins HelpAge International’s action/2015 campaign to make older people count
Today, (Friday 22 May) Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing young and old to demand that everyone counts when governments agree global goals to reduce poverty at the UN later this year. “As we get older [...]