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
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
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
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
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
The Elders Commend Indian Leaders For Ambitious Healthcare Reforms

The Elders Commend Indian Leaders For Ambitious Healthcare Reforms Sep 11, 2018

The Elders concluded a visit to India by commending the country’s leaders at national and state level for a series of ambitious health reforms which have the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people. More
The Elders Urge Increased Public Financing And Political Will To Deliver UHC In India

The Elders Urge Increased Public Financing And Political Will To Deliver UHC In India Sep 10, 2018

The Elders today called on India’s leaders to increase public financing on health and show sustained political commitment to deliver Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which would help lift tens of millions of people out of poor health and poverty. More
The Elders Call For Restraint And Justice In Zimbabwe To Honor Kofi Annan's Legacy

The Elders Call For Restraint And Justice In Zimbabwe To Honor Kofi Annan's Legacy Aug 24, 2018

The Elders today urged Zimbabweans at every level in society to uphold the democratic rights to justice and peaceful protest, and refrain from words or actions that could incite violence, drawing on the counsel of their late Chair, Kofi Annan (1938-2018). More
Your Chance to Meet Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively at the Premiere of A Simple Favor

Your Chance to Meet Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively at the Premiere of A Simple Favor Aug 22, 2018

Here’s your chance to meet Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively at the premiere of A Simple Favor… and all you have to do is donate to charity. More
Leaders, Charities And Stars Mourn The Loss Of Kofi Annan

Leaders, Charities And Stars Mourn The Loss Of Kofi Annan Aug 20, 2018

The Elders are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of their dear friend and colleague Kofi Annan, who was the globally admired and respected Chair of The Elders. More
The Elders Urge Zimbabwe To Cease The Violence

The Elders Urge Zimbabwe To Cease The Violence Aug 6, 2018

The Elders today call on all parties in Zimbabwe to show restraint and calm as the country decides its future. More
UN Women Announces Marta Vieira da Silva As Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women Announces Marta Vieira da Silva As Goodwill Ambassador Jul 25, 2018

UN Women has announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. More
The Elders Call On All Zimbabweans To Put National Interest First As Poll Nears

The Elders Call On All Zimbabweans To Put National Interest First As Poll Nears Jul 24, 2018

The Elders have urged Zimbabweans to put the national interest first, reject violence at all stages in the electoral process, and work together to ensure a free, fair and transparent poll on 30 July. More
The Elders To Visit Zimbabwe

The Elders To Visit Zimbabwe Jul 18, 2018

The Elders, with the support of the Kofi Annan Foundation, will visit Zimbabwe from 19-21 July to meet political leaders and support all actors working for free, fair and transparent elections, an inclusive transition and a brighter future for the country. More
The Elders Meet Kuwaiti Leaders, Call For Greater Dialogue On Regional Security Issues

The Elders Meet Kuwaiti Leaders, Call For Greater Dialogue On Regional Security Issues Jul 4, 2018

The Elders and the Emir of Kuwait agreed that only dialogue and understanding can resolve political disputes and regional conflicts in the Middle East. More
The Elders Condemn US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

The Elders Condemn US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council Jun 22, 2018

The Elders today condemned the decision of the United States to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council as an alarming act of isolationism that will make it harder to defend the rights and dignity of vulnerable people worldwide. More
The Elders Urge US, DPRK To Build On Singapore Summit With Hard Work For Peace

The Elders Urge US, DPRK To Build On Singapore Summit With Hard Work For Peace Jun 15, 2018

The Elders welcomed the historic summit held in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More
The Elders Urge US To Recommit Funding For UN Palestinian Refugees Agency

The Elders Urge US To Recommit Funding For UN Palestinian Refugees Agency Jun 11, 2018

The Elders have urged the United States to recommit funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to prevent a drastic cut in its essential services such as healthcare and education to those in need across the Middle East. More
The Elders Deplore US Embassy Move To Jerusalem As Threat To Peace

The Elders Deplore US Embassy Move To Jerusalem As Threat To Peace May 16, 2018

The Elders today strongly criticised the US decision to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as a serious blow to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and urged other countries not to follow suit. More
The Elders Demand Israel Respects International Law To Stop Further Gaza Protest Killings

The Elders Demand Israel Respects International Law To Stop Further Gaza Protest Killings May 14, 2018

The Elders today called on the Israeli Government to fully comply with international humanitarian law and respect the right to peaceful protest of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. More
Ashanti To Perform At Room To Read NY Gala

Ashanti To Perform At Room To Read NY Gala May 9, 2018

Room to Read, a global education non-profit that has benefitted 12.4 million children in low-income countries around the world is holding its annual NY gala on May 17 at SECOND. More
The Elders Urge JCPOA Signatories To Stick To Deal Despite US Withdrawal

The Elders Urge JCPOA Signatories To Stick To Deal Despite US Withdrawal May 9, 2018

The Elders strongly condemned President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. More
The Elders Warn Brexit Hard Border Could Pose Threat To Peace In Northern Ireland

The Elders Warn Brexit Hard Border Could Pose Threat To Peace In Northern Ireland Apr 30, 2018

The Elders today expressed their deep concern about the potential risks posed by “Brexit” — the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union — to the Good Friday Agreement that has helped secure peace in Northern Ireland for the past two decades. More
The Elders Urge Member States To Take Action At UN To Prevent Mass Atrocities

The Elders Urge Member States To Take Action At UN To Prevent Mass Atrocities Apr 25, 2018

The Elders have urged the governments of 31 countries, including Brazil, India and South Africa, to sign a UN Code of Conduct initiative committing them not to obstruct credible Security Council resolutions designed to halt or prevent mass atrocities. More
The Elders Encourage Integrity And Transparency Across Zimbabwe's Transition

The Elders Encourage Integrity And Transparency Across Zimbabwe's Transition Apr 20, 2018

The Elders today encouraged all political actors in Zimbabwe to deliver integrity and transparency across the country’s transition, including a level playing field ahead of the upcoming elections. More
The Elders Warn Against Escalation To Uncontrollable War In Syria

The Elders Warn Against Escalation To Uncontrollable War In Syria Apr 13, 2018

The Elders today expressed their deep alarm at the prospect of a further escalation of the Syrian war following the latest reported chemical weapons attack, and called on all parties to avoid further military action which could provoke uncontrollable war. More