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International Day of the Older Person: The Journey to Age Equality

Why do we mark International Days? International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the …

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How does New Zealand protect the Human Rights of our older people?

Seeing that this years theme of the UN’s International Day of Older Person is  “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“ I thought we should explore how New Zealand as a country is protecting and promoting the rights of our older people. In 2015, AgeWatch index named New Zealand the 12th best country for …

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Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions

The 2018 theme of UNIDOP is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“. What better way to celebrate this Day than by celebrating the older people around the world who dedicate their lives to championing human rights? The 2018 theme aims to: Promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what it means …

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