The time is now right for a UN convention on the rights of older persons

-2934This week in New York City, older people, government representatives, human rights organisations and NGOs from around the world, will meet for the 9th time to discuss the human rights of older people. More specifically, the purpose of this meeting is to consider whether it is time for the international community to have a Convention on the rights of older persons.

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Windrush scandal: urgent questions for the new Home Secretary

This blog was written by Emily McCarron, Equality and Human Rights Policy Manager at Age UK.

It’s said a week is a long time in politics, and this week has proved this adage in spades. On Monday, the new Home Secretary promised to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in pursuit for the truth about the Windrush scandal. As an organisation, we want to make sure that all older people can enjoy their later life, so we have some questions that we hope the Government will answer after the revelations of the last few weeks.

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