The Elders Call on Regional Leaders to Kickstart South Sudan Peace Talks

The Elders Call on Regional Leaders to Kickstart South Sudan Peace Talks Dec 19, 2019

The Elders today called upon leaders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional bloc to urgently convene talks with the leaders of South Sudan to advance peace negotiations after a series of delays and setbacks. More
Pink To Receive People's Champion Award at E! People's Choice Awards

Pink To Receive People's Champion Award at E! People's Choice Awards Nov 1, 2019

E! has announced that global superstar Pink will be celebrated with “The People’s Champion of 2019” award at the “E! People’s Choice Awards.” More
The Elders Call for Open Access to Kashmir to Assess Humanitarian Rights Situation

The Elders Call for Open Access to Kashmir to Assess Humanitarian Rights Situation Oct 28, 2019

The Elders today expressed grave concern at the recent killings by militants and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir and urged both India and Pakistan to act with restraint and responsibility to defuse tensions. More
The Elders Urge Colombia to Defend Peace Agreement Against FARC Dissidents

The Elders Urge Colombia to Defend Peace Agreement Against FARC Dissidents Oct 1, 2019

The Elders today called on Colombian President Iván Duque and all political leaders in the country to take all necessary measures to defend and affirm the country’s historic peace agreement, following the recent announcement by some former FARC guerrillas that they will resume armed conflict. More
The Elders: World Leaders Risk Climate Catastrophe With Warm Words And No Action

The Elders: World Leaders Risk Climate Catastrophe With Warm Words And No Action Sep 26, 2019

As the UN Climate Summit concluded, The Elders appealed to world leaders to act on the outrage of millions of strikers around the world and upscale commitments to end fossil fuel use. More
Stars Announced For WE Day UN

Stars Announced For WE Day UN Sep 24, 2019

WE Day, an inspiring youth empowerment event and celebration of social good, returns to New York to celebrate thousands of extraordinary youth and educators from across the Tri-State area for the third annual WE Day UN on September 25, 2019 at Barclays Center. 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
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
Geena Davis And UN Women Chat About This Changes Everything Film

Geena Davis And UN Women Chat About This Changes Everything Film Aug 8, 2019

On 5 August, UN Women broadcasted a Facebook Live conversation with Academy-Award winning actor and activist Geena Davis, ahead of the premiere of the film, This Changes Everything. 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
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
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
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
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
Yeardley Smith Honored At Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner

Yeardley Smith Honored At Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner Apr 3, 2019

On Saturday, March 30, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, presented its annual Los Angeles Dinner and honored the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to bettering the lives of LGBTQ people. More
The Elders to Visit Beijing for Top-Level Discussions with Chinese Leadership

The Elders to Visit Beijing for Top-Level Discussions with Chinese Leadership Apr 1, 2019

The Elders will visit China from 1-3 April to meet with key political leaders and discuss global challenges from climate change and nuclear disarmament to regional security and extremism. More
Christina Aguilera To Receive HRC Ally for Equality Award at the 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

Christina Aguilera To Receive HRC Ally for Equality Award at the 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner Mar 8, 2019

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — announced the organization will honor six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera with the HRC Ally for Equality Award at the 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner. 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
HRC to Honor Yeardley Smith with National Leadership Award at 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

HRC to Honor Yeardley Smith with National Leadership Award at 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner Mar 1, 2019

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — announced the organization will honor LGBTQ advocate Yeardley Smith with the HRC National Leadership Award at the 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner. 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
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
Nicole Kidman, Survivors and Activists Spotlight Solutions to End Violence Against Women

Nicole Kidman, Survivors and Activists Spotlight Solutions to End Violence Against Women Dec 19, 2018

Commemorating Human Rights Day and the global advocacy campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) last week held a fundraising luncheon in Santa Monica, California. 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
Danai Gurira Named Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women

Danai Gurira Named Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Dec 4, 2018

Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights. More