HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Our vision is a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
In November 1983, five organizations - Help the Aged (now Age UK), HelpAge India, HelpAge Kenya, Help the Aged Canada and Pro-Vida Colombia - came together to form the HelpAge International network. The idea of a global network quickly took hold. In 1988, Mark Gorman, now HelpAge International's Strategic Development Adviser, took on the task of developing the network.
"I was very interested in helping to expand the group of organizations, which then numbered about 20," he says. "We produced publications, provided fundraising and skills training. People valued the idea of being part of a global movement."
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Our commitment is to:
- Highlight gaps and issues in data on ageing and older people through the use of data tools such as the Global AgeWatch Index.
- Facilitate older people's voices to be heard on the SDGs through the use of citizen-generated data; and to collaborate with partners to promote the development of statistical systems that, spanning the life course, are fully disaggregated and inclusive of older people in all their diversity.