Better data means better lives

Governments have committed to disaggregating data – making sure that the information that is gathered makes visible different groups in society so we can better monitor the effectiveness of our actions.

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Violence against women goes uncounted past age 49

Mageni shows the injuries on her face from being attacked.

Women of all ages experience violence and abuse. In order to protect women around the world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have set a target to ‘eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls’. However, until now, data has only been collected on women up to the age of 49.

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Sustainable Development Summit: Age International commends SDG commitment to older people

Veronica, from Mozambique, proudly shows off her cows.

As heads of State and their Governments meet in New York to agree the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we celebrate the fact that older people are included in 15 of the 17 Global Goals – the agenda set to dominate the next 15 years of international and national development.

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Age discrimination risks being written into UN Sustainable Development Goals

An older man sits in his house in Peru.

As governments meet in New York this week to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (successor to the Millennium Development Goals), Age International, Age UK and other ageing experts warn that unless there is a change in language, age discrimination will unwittingly be written into the global targets for the next 15 years.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins global action/2015 campaign to make older people count

Desmond Tutu supports Action/2015.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is calling on governments around the globe to explicitly recognise the needs and rights of people of all ages. The call comes as world leaders make their final preparations this month ahead of the UN summit where they will agree global goals to reduce poverty in September.

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