The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious and potentially transformative framework, agreed by all of the countries in the world. The Fabian Society has published a series of April 2017 recommendations for government, the private sector, civil society and campaigners to ensure these goals are met.
The Department for Work and Pensions published a policy paper, ‘Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach’, in February 2017, encouraging businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers and presenting the benefits of a fuller working life.
The Mental Health Taskforce produced The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in February 2016, making 58 recommendations to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health. The Government responded in January 2017.
In December 2014, the Government announced the roll-out of an ‘older workers’ champion scheme across every part of the UK to tackle age discrimination, from April 2015.
In February 2014, a recommendation to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all older persons’ was adopted by the Council of Europe.
On Human Rights Day 2013, The Welsh Government announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
On 14 January 2013, the Government published a White Paper outlining proposals to reform the State Pension into a single-tier State Pension.
The ESF-Age Network consists of public authorities from 16 EU-member states and regions.
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.
The Council of Europe has created a new drafting group to develop an instrument for promoting older people’s human rights.