Global Network

By 2050, 20% of the global population will be over 60. Ageing is transforming the world, bringing both challenges and opportunities. The HelpAge Global Network is a unique worldwide alliance standing up for the rights of older people. With 158 members and country offices across 86 countries, the HelpAge Global Network is a truly international movement for change. We share one major goal: creating a fairer world for older people so they can live safe, healthy and dignified lives. HelpAge International unites like-minded organisations to collaborate and strengthen national, regional and global influence. We believe we are stronger together.

Our vision & strategy

Our vision is a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. Our mission is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life. We work with older women and men in low and middle-income countries for better services and policies, and for changes in the behaviours and attitudes of individuals and societies towards old age. We are guided by our Strategy to 2030. Download the document here.

Our values

The core values of HelpAge International are shown in the graphic below. Hover your mouse over each section to read in more detail.
We strive for significant and lasting impacts

  • With our network members, we put older people at the centre of everything we do.
  • We respond to need where we see it, in ways that promote lasting change.
  • We speak out with and for older people to challenge discrimination and injustice.

We are inclusive

  • We uphold the value and dignity of every person in all our work.
  • We respect differences and strive to be inclusive in all we do.
  • We seek to listen to all voices, particularly those that struggle to be heard.

We are passionate about learning

  • We take every opportunity to learn.
  • We make space to reflect and find creative solutions.
  • We share what we have learned from our successes and setbacks.

We work as committed partners

  • We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact.
  • We are accountable for what we say and do.
  • We work collaboratively, building relationships of mutual trust and respect.

Network members

Find out about our network members, including how and when they were established, what areas they work in and how to contact them.
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