Thursday, October 4, 2012

LINK to "Ageing in the Twenty-First Century:A Celebration and A Challenge

Dear GAA Friend,

Here is the link to the important new resource from UNFPA and HelpAge International describing the situation of older people worldwide: To access the report, go to:  

You will find helpful data that summarizes how older people are living their lives--some with joy and others with great pain--in every region of the world.  You will also learn how social protection that embraces income support and access to health care figures in a "good old age." 

We could all wish to say along with 86 year old Tony Fitzpatrick from Ireland: "I know that I'm lucky.  Younger people nowadays are crippled with large mortgages and by high unemployment.  It must be very stressful for them.  Throughout my life, I had a stable pensionable job.  Young people now feel threatened that they might lose their jobs at a given moment in time."  (See page 53.)

What is your situation? Please comment.  

Have a good day, Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging


  1. Duygu Basaran SahinOctober 4, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    This is a great report because on its website when you click on the "Global Age Watch Country data on population ageing, policies and pensions" you can get the aging data by country.

  2. METANG PAULETTE, CAMEROONOctober 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I just say good job to UNFPA AND HAI for these materials we need for our every day work !

    paulette, acamage, cameroon