• UN Ratifies Sustainable Development Goals to Include Healthy Ageing

    On September 25, 2015, 193 nations joined together to formally ratify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s or Global Goals). IAHSA applauds the UN for including age in the goals and targets and commends the pledge to “leave no one behind.” Among the goals are to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” […]

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  • Implementing the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: A Call for Action

    By Taryn Patterson On September 3rd, 2015 a series of experts and human rights leaders addressed the plenary session of a convening charged with outlining actionable steps to implement the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons. The event was held at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Regional Office for the […]

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  • HelpAge International Releases Global AgeWatch Index 2015

    HelpAge International released its Global AgeWatch Index 2015 at the United Nations today.  The index draws on a number of data points to rank the best and worst countries in which to grow old. Switzerland ranked at the top this year, followed closely by Sweden, Germany and Canada. United States ranked 9th. At the bottom of […]

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  • Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers

    Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers The E.U.’s latest Active Ageing Index shows that the affluent Nordic and Western European countries top the ranking with Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the U.K. at the top. The scores indicate that in these four countries, ageing is a coherent policy area that leaves nobody behind. Greece […]

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  • Older People Speak Out about Discrimination and Human Rights

    Over 2000 older persons from around the world have shared their views about how older people are being discriminated against and the impact it has had on their lives. The vast majority have said they were treated differently and discriminated against simply because of their older age. For some, being treated differently was sometimes positive. […]

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  • “The World We Want” — Join the UN Campaign!

    As the United Nations looks to adopt the proposed the 2015 Sustainability Development Goals. IAHSA has joined other NGO’s to ensure that ageing is among the priorities. The United Nations is reaching out to find out what matters to people the most through its “World We Want” campaign.  Lend your voice! What are the key challenges […]

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