I am happy to share global ADA report which summarizes the huge work and achievements within the campaign. It is obvious that the campaign gets better and better with each year, particularly with the last one highlighting the year of ageing and extending ADA to the year-round process.
In the EECA region it is great to see increase in the number of partners, with policy asks mainly concentrating in social protection, health and rights. We are grateful to all campaigners, partners and colleagues for their efforts and hard work which made the success possible and increased media coverage two times which hopefully means more attention and action towards our cause. For example, ADA leader from Kyrgyzstan Mrs Kulumkan represented older people from 118 countries who signed the ADA petition at the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing held in New York. In Moldova activists met the Prime Minister and other high officials. Further, a major step was made in Ukraine where our partner Turbota pro Litnih v Ukraini (TLU) collected 5,116 signatures to ADA petition! Also use of online platforms and social media such as web pages, Facebook and blogs help to promote the campaign and launch of Ageing report and increase the supporter base.
We will continue to raise awareness of the Ageing report and advocate for its evidence, recommendations and priority actions to in the years to come. Hope to hear from each of you on these and further monitoring of the ADA progress on policy asks.
A BIG THANK YOU!
Aisuluu Kamchybekova, MSW
Following the extensive efforts, dedication and commitment of our Regional offices, Affiliates and campaign partners, the 1 October Age Demands Action campaign in 2012 was a breakthrough for the HelpAge global network. With the launch of our report, Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge, and well-developed campaign plans across the globe, this campaign has achieved many successes and will not be forgotten. Here is why:
· 62 countries took part in the campaign; including 42 Affiliates and 413 partners and older people’s associations
· 94,440 (83,007 older and 11,433 younger) campaigners physically took part in the campaign
· The campaign received 50 per cent increase in national and regional media coverage
· 135 policy pledges were presented to decision makers in 62 countries
· 42 million older people have the potential to benefit from pledges that governments made in the October campaign, if they are implemented
· In Bangladesh – 50,000 people took part in the first-ever national campaign in 64 districts across the country
· In Pakistan – the Chief of Population and Social Planning has agreed that statistics of older people will be included in the Economic Survey of Pakistan
Attached you will find the 1 October narrative report compiled from campaign summaries from 59 partners.
For the Regional Communications Officers, I would appreciate if you could pass it on to the campaign partners in your region.
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