Information & Campaigns
Age Demands Action: Include Older People in EU Development Policy
Act Now on 2015: Deliver Ireland Aid Budget
UN Women: Protect older women’s rights
UN Women is theUN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Our Affiliate,HelpAge is working to ensure that UN Women's work includes older women.
Ageing in Motion (Help Age International)
Check out this fascinating data, Ageing in Motion, thanks to our affiliate Help Age International. The animated chart shows how countries are ageing around the world.
Global Ageing 2010: An Irreversible truth.
This article gives us great food for thought in terms of the demographic changes about to take place in the world. It explores public spending, health spending and policy gaps and implications. Towards the end of the article there are some fascinating global statistics, country by country, including ireland, of age related spending.
The Global Ageing Preparedness Index. 2010. (Publisher. Centre for Strategic and International Studies)
This document gives a fascinating in-depth insight into 20 county’s preparedness for demographic changes which are due to take place in the world. Unfortunately ireland does not feature, but such countries as France, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, USA, UK do.
In New York last November, the Third Committee - one of the working committees of the UN General Assembly - adopted a landmark resolution on older people's rights. In this resolution, the General Assembly decided to set up a working group to consider how to strengthen the protection of older people's rights. It will do this by looking at the adequacy of the existing international human rights framework, identifying any gaps and considering the possibility of new human rights instruments.
This is fantastic news and we are delighted with this development!! To celebrate and to mark this momentum resolution, we are asking our partners and affiliates to join in and toast this step forward by raising a glass and taking a photo. It would be fantastic if you could take photos of yourselves and, if possible, some of the older people you work with to celebrate this new resolution! For more information about this click on the following link: