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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10 reasons the SDGs must include people of all ages

Manuel has been diagnosed with Parkinsons.

2015 is the year that the course of development for the next 15 years will be decided. In September the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be finalised. It’s essential that world leaders get the message that people of all ages must be included. Here are ten reasons why.

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Global AgeWatch reveals best places to grow old

Older couple in Colombia.

Switzerland ranked best place to grow older. Age International warns of increasing global inequality in older people’s wellbeing.

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