Padma Lakshmi Named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Padma Lakshmi Named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Mar 11, 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. More
The Elders: India and Pakistan Must Show Restraint to Defuse Military Tensions

The Elders: India and Pakistan Must Show Restraint to Defuse Military Tensions Mar 4, 2019

The Elders today called on the leaders of India and Pakistan to take urgent steps to defuse military and political tensions that have developed over the past few days and to refrain from further bellicose rhetoric and pursue a path of meaningful dialogue. More
Chelsea Clinton To Speak At Global Literacy Conference In New Orleans

Chelsea Clinton To Speak At Global Literacy Conference In New Orleans Mar 1, 2019

Chelsea Clinton tops the list of notable speakers at the International Literacy Association (ILA) 2019 Conference, to be held in New Orleans, LA, October 10–13, 2019. More
Stars Bring On The Laughs At Keep It Clean Comedy Event

Stars Bring On The Laughs At Keep It Clean Comedy Event Mar 1, 2019

Sperry partnered with Waterkeeper Alliance last week to sponsor the star-studded Keep It Clean Comedy Event hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at Largo LA followed by an intimate gathering at Nobu. More
#March4Women To Take Place On March 3

#March4Women To Take Place On March 3 Feb 28, 2019

This year’s #March4Women, taking place on Sunday 3 March, will mark 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which permitted women to enter professions, most notably law – and will celebrate the modern-day campaigners who have challenged the law to change the world. More
Children's Defense Fund To Celebrate 2019 Beat The Odds Gala

Children's Defense Fund To Celebrate 2019 Beat The Odds Gala Feb 22, 2019

On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Children's Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) will host its annual Beat the Odds (BTO) Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. More
Rob Thomas And VNUE's set.fm Raise More Than $20K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation

Rob Thomas And VNUE's set.fm Raise More Than $20K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation Feb 7, 2019

After three sold out shows by international superstar Rob Thomas, VNUE announced today that it raised more than $20,000 for Sidewalk Angels Foundation from its instant live recordings at the Borgata Casino Music Box in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More
Jane Goodall Launches The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation

Jane Goodall Launches The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation Jan 28, 2019

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace, launches the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation. More
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Juan Manuel Santos and Zeid Raad Al Hussein Join The Elders

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Juan Manuel Santos and Zeid Raad Al Hussein Join The Elders Jan 25, 2019

The Elders announced this week with great pleasure that three new members have joined the group: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Laureate 2011; Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate 2016; and Zeid Raad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2014-18. More
State-of-the-Art Climate Model Funded By Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Shows How We Can Solve The Global Climate Crisis

State-of-the-Art Climate Model Funded By Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Shows How We Can Solve The Global Climate Crisis Jan 24, 2019

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report warned in October 2018, the planet must be kept below the dangerous temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels if we are to avoid a worsening of climate-related impacts. More
The Elders Urge Peaceful Resolution of Zimbabwe Crisis Through Inclusive Dialogue

The Elders Urge Peaceful Resolution of Zimbabwe Crisis Through Inclusive Dialogue Jan 23, 2019

The Elders have expressed deep concern at the worsening social and economic crisis in Zimbabwe amid reports of killings, arrests and intimidation of opposition and civil society figures and a shutdown of internet access. More
Black Panther's Danai Gurira Launches Anti-Poaching Campaign

Black Panther's Danai Gurira Launches Anti-Poaching Campaign Jan 11, 2019

Black Panther and Walking Dead star and award-winning playwright, Danai Gurira, has launched a campaign to support anti-poaching efforts and released a Black Panther message to address demand for rhino horn. More
Farm Aid Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Farm Aid Announces 2018 Grant Recipients Dec 20, 2018

In the midst of the worst farm crisis since the 1980s, Farm Aid announced today that it distributed more than half a million dollars in grant funding in 2018. More
The Elders Challenge Leaders To Confront Migration Lies And Make UN Deal A Success

The Elders Challenge Leaders To Confront Migration Lies And Make UN Deal A Success Dec 13, 2018

The Elders today welcomed the signing of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh as a means of strengthening nation states’ ability to manage migratory flows by emphasising coordination and solidarity. More
Aquaman’s Patrick Wilson Wants You To Be An Ocean Hero

Aquaman’s Patrick Wilson Wants You To Be An Ocean Hero Dec 11, 2018

Patrick Wilson who stars as Orm/Ocean Master in Aquaman has joined with Oceana to ask for everyone’s help in protecting the world’s oceans in a new public service announcement. More
The Elders Demand Urgent Climate Action At G20 Summit

The Elders Demand Urgent Climate Action At G20 Summit Dec 3, 2018

Failure by G20 countries to take decisive, long-overdue action to cut emissions and end fossil fuel subsidies would be a global betrayal that threatens irreversible climate catastrophe, The Elders warned today. More
The Elders Encourage Full Implementation Of Colombian Peace Deal

The Elders Encourage Full Implementation Of Colombian Peace Deal Nov 28, 2018

The Elders have written to the President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, to welcome his commitment to the peace agreement signed by his predecessor Jose Manuel Santos and to encourage its full implementation to further the causes of peace and reconciliation. More
Danai Gurira and Bryce Dallas Howard Honored at WildAid Gala

Danai Gurira and Bryce Dallas Howard Honored at WildAid Gala Nov 22, 2018

WildAid announced it raised $2.5 million at its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening in China,” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. More
WildAid To Celebrate Star-Studded 2018 Gala

WildAid To Celebrate Star-Studded 2018 Gala Nov 5, 2018

WildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced today that it will honor actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Danai Gurira as this year’s Wildlife Champions at its annual fundraising gala on Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. More
The Elders Call On UN Security Council To Take Urgent Action To Lift Yemen Blockade

The Elders Call On UN Security Council To Take Urgent Action To Lift Yemen Blockade Nov 2, 2018

The Elders have called on the United Nations Security Council to take urgent action to bring an end to the blockade of Yemen and avert a worsening humanitarian catastrophe. More
Mary Robinson Appointed New Chair of The Elders

Mary Robinson Appointed New Chair of The Elders Nov 2, 2018

The Elders announced today that their new Chair will be Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More
The Elders Call On Sri Lanka’s Leaders To Uphold Constitutional Law

The Elders Call On Sri Lanka’s Leaders To Uphold Constitutional Law Nov 1, 2018

The Elders have expressed their grave concern at the unprecedented situation in Sri Lanka following President Maithripala Sirisena’s unconstitutional decision to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament. More
Oceana NYC Gala Raises $1.5 Million for the Oceans

Oceana NYC Gala Raises $1.5 Million for the Oceans Oct 19, 2018

On Friday night, with the skyline of Manhattan serving as backdrop, MC and Oceana Board Member Ted Danson led Oceana’s New York City Gala in honoring two actors who have been longtime advocates for the oceans. More
Disney's New #DreamBigPrincess Campaign Pairs Aspiring Young Filmmakers With 20 Trailblazing Women

Disney's New #DreamBigPrincess Campaign Pairs Aspiring Young Filmmakers With 20 Trailblazing Women Oct 11, 2018

Ahead of International Day of the Girl (October 11), Disney launched a new global video series offering advice and inspiration on achieving success for the next generation of young leaders around the globe. More
Farm Aid Activates Family Farm Disaster Fund In Response To Impact From Hurricane Florence

Farm Aid Activates Family Farm Disaster Fund In Response To Impact From Hurricane Florence Oct 11, 2018

As farmers and ranchers in North and South Carolina deal with the impact of historic rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Florence, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to provide direct aid to organizations helping family farmers in the affected region. More
The Elders Demand Urgent Action To Avert Climate Disaster

The Elders Demand Urgent Action To Avert Climate Disaster Oct 10, 2018

The Elders today urged world leaders to meet and increase their political ambition and financial commitments so radical action is taken to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. More
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau And Akon Lace Up Their Boots At The Global Goals World Cup

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau And Akon Lace Up Their Boots At The Global Goals World Cup Oct 3, 2018

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and R&B singer, Akon joined some of the world’s coolest amateur athletes at the 3rd annual Global Goals World Cup (GGWC). More
Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Shocking And Inhumane Treatment Of Primates

Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Shocking And Inhumane Treatment Of Primates Sep 24, 2018

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, has described the treatment of monkeys used in research as “shocking and inhumane”, calling for a phase out of their use at the earliest opportunity. More
The Elders Urge World Leaders To Step Up Efforts To Eradicate Tuberculosis

The Elders Urge World Leaders To Step Up Efforts To Eradicate Tuberculosis Sep 21, 2018

The Elders have written to twelve key world leaders urging them to step up their efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) and attend a United Nations summit in New York on the topic on 26 September. More
Decisive Action From Russia, Iran and Turkey Required to Avoid Needless Deaths in Idlib Siege

Decisive Action From Russia, Iran and Turkey Required to Avoid Needless Deaths in Idlib Siege Sep 18, 2018

The Elders strongly urge the three guarantors of the “Astana Process” – Iran, Russia and Turkey – to overcome their recent differences and work hand-in-hand to prevent heavy civilian casualties in Syria’s Idlib region. A large-scale offensive there appears imminent. More