New COVID-19 Justice Fund Targets $1 million for Grassroots Groups

New COVID-19 Justice Fund Targets $1 million for Grassroots Groups Jul 22, 2020

On the heels of Mandela Day, global leaders and civil society groups are proud to launch the COVID-19 Grassroots Justice Fund to help marginalised and oppressed communities protect their rights during the pandemic and ensure equitable recovery. More
The Elders Urge a Revival of Multilateralism on UN’s Anniversary to Reshape the World After COVID-19

The Elders Urge a Revival of Multilateralism on UN’s Anniversary to Reshape the World After COVID-19 Jul 1, 2020

The Elders today called on world leaders to recommit to the values of the UN Charter and strengthen the effectiveness of the multilateral system as the best way of overcoming existential threats like pandemics, climate change and nuclear proliferation. More
The Elders Call for Bold Multilateralism to Drive Global Response to COVID-19

The Elders Call for Bold Multilateralism to Drive Global Response to COVID-19 May 27, 2020

The Elders have urged leaders to put multilateralism, solidarity and human rights at the heart of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prioritise the health and economic needs of poorer countries in the Global South in the coming weeks and months. More
Former World Leaders Launch Discussion on COVID-19 and Global Leadership With New Podcast

Former World Leaders Launch Discussion on COVID-19 and Global Leadership With New Podcast May 22, 2020

The Elders have announced their first ever podcast initiative, exploring the need for empathetic and principled leadership in the time of COVID-19. More
The Elders Call for New Middle East Peace Plan to Counter Israeli Annexation Threat

The Elders Call for New Middle East Peace Plan to Counter Israeli Annexation Threat May 14, 2020

The Elders today called for new engagement from the international community to deliver a just outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and uphold international law in the face of plans by the new Israeli government to illegally annex swathes of the West Bank. More
The Elders Call for Global Resolve and Solidarity in Fight Against COVID-19

The Elders Call for Global Resolve and Solidarity in Fight Against COVID-19 Mar 20, 2020

The Elders today called on global leaders and citizens alike to root their response to the Covid-19 pandemic in humanitarian principles and solidarity to save lives, defend rights and protect the most vulnerable groups in society. More
Human Rights Campaign 2020 Los Angeles Dinner Honoring Janelle Monáe and Dan Levy

Human Rights Campaign 2020 Los Angeles Dinner Honoring Janelle Monáe and Dan Levy Mar 13, 2020

Set to take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner, the first since HRC opened its Los Angeles office, brings together HRC’s most active members and supporters in the greater Los Angeles area to raise crucial funds in the fight for LGBTQ equality. More
Human Rights Campaign to Honor Dan Levy and Janelle Monae at the 2020 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

Human Rights Campaign to Honor Dan Levy and Janelle Monae at the 2020 HRC Los Angeles Dinner Jan 30, 2020

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — announced that Emmy-nominated showrunner, writer, actor, director and producer Dan Levy will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2020 HRC Los Angeles Dinner on Saturday, March 28 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. More
The Elders Warn New US Peace Plan for Middle East is Unworkable

The Elders Warn New US Peace Plan for Middle East is Unworkable Jan 30, 2020

The Elders warned today that the new US proposals announced by President Trump cannot provide a workable solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More
The Elders Unveil the Doomsday Clock

The Elders Unveil the Doomsday Clock Jan 28, 2020

Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders and former President of Ireland, and Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former United Nations Secretary-General, have joined experts from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists for the unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, an annual assessment of the existential risks faced by humanity. More
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