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Welcome to the Age Demands Action update, where we share news, views and campaigning successes from our activists.

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A momentous week for older people

At the end of this week, world leaders will gather in New York for the Sustainable Development Summit where governments are expected to adopt and commit to 17 Global Goals. Thanks to the efforts of our campaigners, we are delighted to have age secured in the goals and targets. We are also delighted that HelpAge's Sylvia Beales has been invited to speak at one of the five General Assembly plenaries.

Older people have been campaigning alongside young people around the world to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals are for people of all ages.


Campaigner, Esther Wamera, at the UN in July (c) HelpAge International

Senior citizens can make the world shake

Age Demands Action campaigner, Esther Wamera, told her story as part of the Huffington Post’s Sustainable Development Goals blog series.

Esther recently spoke alongside Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, at a panel discussion on the latest Global AgeWatch Index at the UN in New York .


Lighting the way to a better future for all ages (c) Jonas Wresch/HelpAge International

Light the way for action/2015 on 24 September 2015

action/2015’s final mobilisation before the Sustainable Development Summit, will take place on the evening of the 24 September. Cities will light the way for the new goals to be agreed. The evening symbolises the last push to ensure the voices of people of all ages are heard.

Find out how we're getting involved.


Older people in Bangladesh holding umbrellas (c) Shegufta Sharmin/HelpAge Bangladesh

Age Demands Action Global on 1 October 2015

It's a big year for our Age Demands Action campaigners!

This International Day of Older People on 1 October, older people will be fighting for protection of their rights by:
* Calling for a convention
* Lobbying for a change in format of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
* Raising awareness of The Global Goals
* Celebrating the triumph of development that is older age!

Older campaigners will share photos of themselves holding umbrellas to symbolise the need to protect their rights. Find out more and join in too.

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Global AgeWatch Index 2015: Insight report

The latest Global AgeWatch Index launches

On 9 September, HelpAge launched the Global AgeWatch Index, which highlights the social and economic wellbeing of older men and women across the world.

Only 96 countries can be included in the global rankings highlighting the importance of dissagregated data on older people to be collected by governments and citizens.

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