Celebrities Join Forces with the UNEP to Show the World Is In Our Hands

Celebrities Join Forces with the UNEP to Show the World Is In Our Hands Sep 20, 2019

As they gathered to promote their films at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last week, high-profile personalities were urged to use their voices to shine a spotlight on the global climate emergency. More
The Elders Stand in Solidarity with Young People Calling for Critical Climate Action

The Elders Stand in Solidarity with Young People Calling for Critical Climate Action Sep 20, 2019

Ahead of the Climate Summit that will take place in New York on 23 September 2019, The Elders call on world leaders to take the radical and decisive action needed to curb global emissions, end reliance on fossil fuels and to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. More
Game of Thrones Star Travels to the Amazon to Discover Real Story Behind the Fires

Game of Thrones Star Travels to the Amazon to Discover Real Story Behind the Fires Sep 19, 2019

Game of Thrones star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has just returned from a fact-finding journey to Peru, where he traveled deep into the jungles of the Amazon with the UN agency to get to the bottom of the causes – and the impacts – of the fires. More
Ted Danson and Alexandra Cousteau Headline Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party

Ted Danson and Alexandra Cousteau Headline Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party Sep 16, 2019

Supporters gathered in Laguna Beach last week to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. More
The Elders Call on Zimbabwe's Leaders to Place Citizens' Needs Over Party Interests

The Elders Call on Zimbabwe's Leaders to Place Citizens' Needs Over Party Interests Sep 9, 2019

The Elders today called on Zimbabwe’s political leaders and all figures in authority to commit to a truly inclusive national dialogue and prioritise the economic and social needs of ordinary citizens over party politics, factionalism and self-interest. More
The Elders Back NHI Health Reforms in South Africa to Build Social Solidarity

The Elders Back NHI Health Reforms in South Africa to Build Social Solidarity Sep 6, 2019

The Elders have expressed their support for the National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms proposed by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, and urged all stakeholders to act with ambition and urgency to improve publicly-funded healthcare and build social solidarity. More
Jane Goodall Shocked That EU at CITES May Oppose Ending Cruel Trade in Baby Elephants

Jane Goodall Shocked That EU at CITES May Oppose Ending Cruel Trade in Baby Elephants Aug 27, 2019

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall Ph.D., DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace, has joined with animal protection charity Humane Society International to issue a heart-felt plea to the European Union not to overturn a ban passed last week at the CITES wildlife trade conference in Geneva that would end the capture of baby African elephants from the wild for export to zoos and circuses in China, the USA and elsewhere. More
Javier Bardem Calls on World Leaders to Agree a Global Ocean Treaty

Javier Bardem Calls on World Leaders to Agree a Global Ocean Treaty Aug 21, 2019

Earlier this week, Oscar-award-winning actor Javier Bardem was in Times Square to demand a “GLOBAL OCEAN TREATY NOW” as an electronic billboard displayed images of threatened marine life. More
Rankin's Latest Campaign Against Plastic Pollution Goes Viral

Rankin's Latest Campaign Against Plastic Pollution Goes Viral Aug 12, 2019

As ocean pollution hits crisis levels, with our coastlines spilling over with plastic and marine life depleting rapidly, this emergency is now the number one priority for Surfrider Foundation Europe, an international nonprofit which has been fighting to preserve our oceans and coastlines since 1984. More
Shailene Woodley Sails To The Sargasso Sea With Greenpeace

Shailene Woodley Sails To The Sargasso Sea With Greenpeace Jul 30, 2019

Today, Greenpeace launches an expedition to the Sargasso Sea, a unique region in the North Atlantic Ocean, to study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN. More
The Elders Warn of Escalating Nuclear Tensions Following Termination of INF Treaty

The Elders Warn of Escalating Nuclear Tensions Following Termination of INF Treaty Jul 30, 2019

The Elders warned today that the imminent termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia risks sparking an ever greater escalation of nuclear tensions and a breakdown of global security structures. More
Shailene Woodley Announces Greenpeace Sargasso Sea Expedition on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Shailene Woodley Announces Greenpeace Sargasso Sea Expedition on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jul 17, 2019

Emmy-award nominee and environmental activist Shailene Woodley announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she will join the Greenpeace ship Esperanza on an expedition to the Sargasso Sea, a unique region in the North Atlantic Ocean, later this month to highlight the importance of protecting our world’s oceans as a new Greenpeace Oceans Ambassador. More
The United Nations and The Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Campaign

The United Nations and The Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Campaign Jul 15, 2019

The Angry Birds and the green piggies have joined forces with the United Nations in support of its ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change. More
Stars Support Surfrider's 'United States And Oceans Of America' This 4th Of July

Stars Support Surfrider's 'United States And Oceans Of America' This 4th Of July Jul 4, 2019

To celebrate this Independence Day, thousands of coastal defenders, including Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, legendary musician Jack Johnson and three-time world champion surfer, Carissa Moore, have been flying a new flag, standing up to declare ‘we are The United States and Oceans of America (#USOA).’ More
LTTS Special, Part 3: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand

LTTS Special, Part 3: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand Jul 1, 2019

In this three part Look To The Stars special, the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand invited us to share the stories of three high school students from across New Zealand who were given the opportunity to attend Dr. Goodall’s events and interview her. Below is the third and final article, by Christchurch student, Abigail Johnson. More
The Elders Call For End to Gulf Brinkmanship, Urge Iran to Continue to Abide by JCPOA

The Elders Call For End to Gulf Brinkmanship, Urge Iran to Continue to Abide by JCPOA Jun 25, 2019

The Elders today called on all states to refrain from any actions or rhetoric that could further inflame tensions in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East. More
The Elders' Statement on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Elders' Statement on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Jun 21, 2019

The Elders welcome today’s ruling that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen have been unlawful. More
LTTS Special, Part 2: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand

LTTS Special, Part 2: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand Jun 20, 2019

In this three part Look To The Stars special, the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand invited us to share the stories of three high school students from across New Zealand who were given the opportunity to attend Dr. Goodall’s events and interview her. Below is the second article, by 15-year-old Auckland student Taleah Rochelle. More
LTTS Special: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand

LTTS Special: Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand Jun 19, 2019

In this three part Look To The Stars special, the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand invited us to share the stories of three high school students from across New Zealand who were given the opportunity to attend Dr. Jane Goodall's events and interview her. Below is the first article, by 14-year-old Wellington student, Anastasia Reid. More
Rob Thomas’ Sidewalk Angels Foundation Brings Awareness About Lyme Disease Prevention

Rob Thomas’ Sidewalk Angels Foundation Brings Awareness About Lyme Disease Prevention Jun 14, 2019

Grammy Award-winning musician Rob Thomas and his wife, Marisol, through their Sidewalk Angels Foundation (SWA) have partnered with Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) to share the importance of protecting your entire family — including pets – from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. More
The Elders Call on Egypt’s al-Sisi to Uphold AU Commitments on Sudan Transition

The Elders Call on Egypt’s al-Sisi to Uphold AU Commitments on Sudan Transition Jun 10, 2019

The Elders today called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, current Chair of the African Union, to clearly and unequivocally uphold the AU’s commitment to an inclusive, democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan following the recent killings of protesters. More
Girl Scouts And Clinton Foundation Host Bipartisan Panel On Importance Of Civics Education

Girl Scouts And Clinton Foundation Host Bipartisan Panel On Importance Of Civics Education Jun 7, 2019

Earlier this week, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) joined Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Foundation and other bipartisan leaders to discuss the importance of educating today’s youth about civics to preserve and strengthen our country’s democracy. More
The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Political Reforms and Urge Full Respect for Rule of Law

The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Political Reforms and Urge Full Respect for Rule of Law May 28, 2019

The Elders welcomed the wide-ranging reforms in Ethiopia introduced by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and called on all leaders in the country to uphold the rule of law, foster a sense of national unity and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people. More
The Elders Reaffirm Support for Colombia’s Peace Process

The Elders Reaffirm Support for Colombia’s Peace Process May 24, 2019

The Elders today reaffirmed their support for the historic peace deal between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and urged President Ivan Duque to continue to work for its full implementation. More
The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Commitment to Primary Health Care and Digital Innovation

The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Commitment to Primary Health Care and Digital Innovation May 22, 2019

The Elders met Ethiopia’s State Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, on 20 May 2019 to learn more about the country’s efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. More
Ban Ki-moon: The UK Must Commit To Go Carbon Neutral By 2050

Ban Ki-moon: The UK Must Commit To Go Carbon Neutral By 2050 May 3, 2019

As the UK’s Climate Change Committee publishes its latest recommendations for UK government action to drastically reduce carbon emissions, Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary General and Deputy Chair of The Elders said: More
The Elders Urge Peaceful Transition to Civilian Rule in Sudan

The Elders Urge Peaceful Transition to Civilian Rule in Sudan May 1, 2019

The Elders today called upon Sudan’s interim military rulers to respect the wishes of the Sudanese people and commit publicly to a swift transition to civilian rule. More
Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Visits Rwanda 25 Years After Genocide

Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Visits Rwanda 25 Years After Genocide Apr 15, 2019

As the world braces for the surprising twists and turns of the highly anticipated final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the show’s star and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had an unexpected revelation of his own. More
Stars Back Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge

Stars Back Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge Apr 10, 2019

Call for Code 2019, created by leading philanthropic producer David Clark, CEO of David Clark Cause and Founding Partner IBM, is the largest engagement of developers in history. Call for Code was created in 2018 to challenge the 23 million developers around the world to help solve social challenges with sustainable software solutions. More
The Elders Welcome China’s Commitment to Rights and Development

The Elders Welcome China’s Commitment to Rights and Development Apr 8, 2019

The Elders have welcomed China’s commitment to multilateralism and dialogue on rights and development, following meeting with President Xi Jinping More