The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commit all countries to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Key to achieving this is the pledge to ‘Leave No One Behind’, which includes people of all ages. The SDGs will only be successful if older people’s rights and needs are taken fully into account.
Sir Richard Jolly is an Emeritus Fellow and Honorary Professor at the IDS at the University of Sussex. Here he discusses the issues surrounding inequality and ageing.
Our new report makes the case for age-inclusive health systems strengthening, drawing on our experience working with older people worldwide and making recommendations for UK international development.
Globally, older women are contributing unrecognised yet critical support to their families, communities and economies through their paid and unpaid work. Our report, Older women: the hidden workforce gives voice to older women’s experience of work and sets out recommendations for how to address this inequality.
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