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
The Elders Urge US, Korean Leaders To Seize Chance For Nuclear Breakthrough

The Elders Urge US, Korean Leaders To Seize Chance For Nuclear Breakthrough Apr 6, 2018

The Elders have called on the leaders of the United States of America, North Korea and South Korea to redouble their efforts to resolve the nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula by diplomatic means alone. More
The Elders Mourn The Death Of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The Elders Mourn The Death Of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Apr 4, 2018

The Elders express their condolences at the death of South African anti-Apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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The Elders Call For Decisive Action To End Sectarian Violence In Sri Lanka

The Elders Call For Decisive Action To End Sectarian Violence In Sri Lanka Mar 20, 2018

The Elders today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to act with greater urgency and thoroughness to end sectarian violence targeting Muslim communities on the island.

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Bridget Moynahan Hosts UN Women for Peace Association Annual Awards Luncheon

Bridget Moynahan Hosts UN Women for Peace Association Annual Awards Luncheon Mar 12, 2018

The UN Women for Peace Association Annual Awards Luncheon was held at the UN Nations Headquarters in the Delegates Dining Room in celebration of International Women’s Day. More
The Elders Warn Against US, Russian Nuclear Strategy Escalation

The Elders Warn Against US, Russian Nuclear Strategy Escalation Mar 9, 2018

The Elders warned today that new nuclear doctrines and defence rhetoric from the United States and Russia risk a dangerous escalation of tensions that threaten the foundations of global multilateral security infrastructure.

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Emma Watson And National Geographic Partner To Celebrate International Women's Day

Emma Watson And National Geographic Partner To Celebrate International Women's Day Mar 8, 2018

Emma Watson, actor, activist and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador has partnered with National Geographic to become the first guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account (@NatGeo) to mark International Women’s Day 2018 on Thursday, March 8. More
Elizabeth Arden And Reese Witherspoon March On For Women

Elizabeth Arden And Reese Witherspoon March On For Women Mar 2, 2018

Today, Elizabeth Arden announces the launch of the March On campaign, featuring a limited edition lipstick, in the brand’s signature Red Door Red shade and signed by Reese Witherspoon, which will be sold globally with 100% of the proceeds donated to UN Women. More
The Elders Hold Talks With Saudi Arabia's Leaders On Regional Security

The Elders Hold Talks With Saudi Arabia's Leaders On Regional Security Mar 2, 2018

The Elders welcomed Saudi Arabia’s impressive social and economic reforms, and urged a comparable level of commitment towards establishing meaningful dialogue with its neighbours, notably Iran, to resolve regional security crises including Yemen. More
The Elders Urge Bulgaria To Use EU Presidency For Greater Action On Refugee Resettlement

The Elders Urge Bulgaria To Use EU Presidency For Greater Action On Refugee Resettlement Feb 26, 2018

The Elders have urged Bulgaria to use its tenure as holder of the European Union Presidency to push for greater action and ambition across the 28-nation bloc to resettle the world’s most vulnerable refugees. More
Maxine Waters to Speak at 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

Maxine Waters to Speak at 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner Feb 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will speak, and the Grammy Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man will perform at the 2018 HRC Los Angeles Dinner. More
British Stars Sign Time's Up Message

British Stars Sign Time's Up Message Feb 22, 2018

Nearly 200 signatories have put their names to an open letter, first published in the Observer, which demands an end to abuse and inequality. More
The Elders Call For Urgent Action On Political And Humanitarian Crises In DR Congo

The Elders Call For Urgent Action On Political And Humanitarian Crises In DR Congo Feb 16, 2018

The Elders called on all political actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the wider international community to take urgent action to address the political and humanitarian crises in the conflict-riven country. More
The Elders Mourn The Death Of Asma Jahangir

The Elders Mourn The Death Of Asma Jahangir Feb 15, 2018

The Elders are deeply saddened at the untimely death of Pakistani lawyer and human rights defender Asma Jahangir. More
HRC To Honor Cynthia Nixon With Visibility Award At 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala

HRC To Honor Cynthia Nixon With Visibility Award At 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala Feb 2, 2018

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be honored with the organization’s Visibility Award at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala this Saturday, February 3, 2018. More
Audra McDonald To Be Honored At Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala

Audra McDonald To Be Honored At Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala Jan 25, 2018

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will speak and Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will be honored at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in New York City. More
The Elders Meet President Macron, Applaud French Climate Leadership

The Elders Meet President Macron, Applaud French Climate Leadership Dec 15, 2017

The Elders visited Paris from 11-12 December to meet President Emmanuel Macron for a discussion on global challenges from climate change to conflicts across the Middle East, and to participate at the One Planet climate summit. More
The Elders Condemn US Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

The Elders Condemn US Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital Dec 7, 2017

The Elders today condemned US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a grave threat to peace across the Middle East. More
The Elders Urge Indonesia To Take Bold Steps To Accelerate Progress Towards UHC

The Elders Urge Indonesia To Take Bold Steps To Accelerate Progress Towards UHC Dec 6, 2017

The Elders concluded a two-day visit to Indonesia with a call for the government to take bolder fiscal, political and social measures to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), building on impressive achievements in recent years. More
The Elders Call For Fair Elections And Inclusive, Peaceful Transition In Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

The Elders Call For Fair Elections And Inclusive, Peaceful Transition In Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Nov 28, 2017

The Elders today called on all political, military and civil society leaders in Zimbabwe to work together towards free and fair elections and a peaceful, inclusive transition following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe. More