Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Developments at Global Action on Aging

Dear Good Friends of Global Action on Aging,

Exciting news!  GAA is adapting its communication strategy to bring you more focussed news on aging developments worldwide.

As our website has grown over the past decade, we've seen many changes that enhance the easy exchange of information.  Now our readers can find useful materials easily due to expert search engines.  You can also get translations into your languages. We are grateful for this development.

At the same time, GAA wants to encourrage more dialogue among our readers and to exchange views on the important aging topics of the day.  These include strengthening the human rights instruments of older persons through the United Nations' treaty processes, documenting older persons' health issues, particularly focussed on HIV/AIDS, addressing the challenges of weakened social protection programs across the globe, and more.

We will use our blog to send you information on these topics and more. We  cordially invite your comments.   If you want to access our website, it is available to you as a very comprehensive archive at www.globalaging.org.

I am grateful for your support and interest.  All of us at GAA look forward to greater discussions and action programs among us over the next months and years. 

With good wishes, Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging 


  1. Congratulations, we will miss the news letter, but glad to see a blog to share comments & discussions. Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin, Cairo, Egypt.

  2. Dear Ahmed in Egypt,

    Glad to hear from you and know that you will be reading our blog and commenting on it. Do contact your National Aging Authority to encourage him/her to contact the Egyptian Mission at the UN and ask them to vote for the GRULAC countries' UN resolution to begin drafting a human rights document defining the human rights of older persons. Many thanks, Susanne

  3. I will be missing the Newsletter but I'm wellcoming the blog wich will let us always in touch with comments. This said, thanks so much
    to always uptad ageing issues for us.
    I'm SO DELIGHTED BY HEARING THAT the Convention on the rights of older persons is on a very good track. As you know, during the third session- I attended it - of the working group in august, we kept on working on it. So Suzan, I will do all my best to spread the word in terms of support where ever it is necessary.

    Paulette, acamage

  4. Duygu Basaran SahinOctober 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Dear Paulette,

    Thank you very much for your nice comment. It's encouraging to see people like you who join us in our efforts to guarantee human rights for older people. You did a great job at the Third Session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing. Keep up the good work.