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
The Elders Condemn Libya Slave Auctions, Demand Migrants' Rights Respected

The Elders Condemn Libya Slave Auctions, Demand Migrants' Rights Respected Nov 24, 2017

The Elders today strongly condemned “slave auctions” of African migrants in Libya and urged the international community to take all necessary steps to protect the rights and dignity of all people, especially vulnerable foreigners, in the conflict-wracked country. More
The Elders Urge End Of Yemen Blockade To Avert Further Humanitarian Crisis

The Elders Urge End Of Yemen Blockade To Avert Further Humanitarian Crisis Nov 14, 2017

The Elders today called on Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners to lift the land, sea, and air blockade of Yemen to avert an escalation of the humanitarian disaster in the war-stricken country. More
The Elders Stand In Solidarity With Pope Francis On Peace, Refugees, Climate

The Elders Stand In Solidarity With Pope Francis On Peace, Refugees, Climate Nov 9, 2017

The Elders met His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday 6 November to express their appreciation and support for his work on global peace, refugees and migration, and climate change. More
The Elders Call For Restraint And Reforms After Kenyan Elections

The Elders Call For Restraint And Reforms After Kenyan Elections Nov 8, 2017

The Elders expressed grave concern about the political crisis in Kenya that has erupted in the wake of the recent presidential election.

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The Elders Call On Myanmar To Allow Return Of Displaced Rohingya

The Elders Call On Myanmar To Allow Return Of Displaced Rohingya Oct 27, 2017

The Elders today called on Myanmar’s government and military leaders to end all military operations in Rakhine State, and allow hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh and other countries to return. More
HRC Announces Full Lineup For The 21st Annual HRC National Dinner

HRC Announces Full Lineup For The 21st Annual HRC National Dinner Oct 25, 2017

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced the lineup for the 21st annual HRC National Dinner set to take place this Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. More
Uzo Aduba To Be Honored At Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

Uzo Aduba To Be Honored At Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Oct 18, 2017

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 Kamala D. Harris will speak and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba will be honored at the 21st annual HRC National Dinner on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. More
The Elders Applaud Palestinian Reconciliation; Renew Call For End To Blockade Of Gaza

The Elders Applaud Palestinian Reconciliation; Renew Call For End To Blockade Of Gaza Oct 18, 2017

The Elders warmly welcomed the reconciliation agreement reached by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo last Thursday. More
The Elders Deplore US Decertification Of Iran Nuclear Deal As Threat To Peace

The Elders Deplore US Decertification Of Iran Nuclear Deal As Threat To Peace Oct 17, 2017

The Elders have deplored in the strongest terms the decision of US President Donald Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to global peace and stability. More
The Elders Express Dismay At United States And Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO

The Elders Express Dismay At United States And Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Oct 16, 2017

The Elders have expressed dismay over the announcements by the United States and Israel that they intend to withdraw from membership of UNESCO, the UN’s education, social and cultural organisation. More
The Elders Call For Dialogue And Restraint Over Catalonia Crisis

The Elders Call For Dialogue And Restraint Over Catalonia Crisis Oct 9, 2017

The Elders today expressed their deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia and urged both sides to pursue a peaceful resolution through dialogue. More
The Elders Urge Strong Multilateral Response To DPRK Nuclear Tensions

The Elders Urge Strong Multilateral Response To DPRK Nuclear Tensions Sep 22, 2017

The Elders today urged the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to address nuclear tensions in a calm, sober and respectful way, to avoid further escalation and potentially devastating military conflict. More
Mandela's Vision For A Better World

Mandela's Vision For A Better World Jul 18, 2017

Tuesday 18th July 2017 marks a significant milestone for The Elders as they celebrate ten years since Nelson Mandela founded the group, brought together for peace, justice and human rights. More
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Joins The Elders

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Joins The Elders Jul 3, 2017

The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the group. More
Kofi Annan: Why Are Only Poor Countries Taking Refugees?

Kofi Annan: Why Are Only Poor Countries Taking Refugees? Jun 21, 2017

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, has written in TIME Magazine on World Refugee Day. More
World Rugby U20 Championship Joins HeForShe

World Rugby U20 Championship Joins HeForShe Jun 20, 2017

Hosted by Georgia, the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 saw its participating teams and the World Rugby Organization declare their support for HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality. More
The Elders Condemn US For Quitting Paris Climate Agreement

The Elders Condemn US For Quitting Paris Climate Agreement Jun 1, 2017

The Elders condemned the decision by President Trump to quit the Paris Agreement on climate change. They insisted that the decision does not mean the demise of the Paris Agreement, and urged other signatories to continue to respect its provisions. More
The Elders Condemn Political Paralysis In South Sudan In The Face Of Famine

The Elders Condemn Political Paralysis In South Sudan In The Face Of Famine May 29, 2017

The Elders today condemned the political paralysis and failure of leadership at all levels in South Sudan in the face of worsening famine and humanitarian disaster. More
The Elders Urge Continued US Support For Paris Climate Agreement

The Elders Urge Continued US Support For Paris Climate Agreement May 25, 2017

The Elders called on the United States to reaffirm its support for the Paris Agreement on climate change and show leadership and ambition in tackling the threat posed by global warming. More
The Elders Welcome Iran Election Result As Spur For Peace And Tolerance

The Elders Welcome Iran Election Result As Spur For Peace And Tolerance May 24, 2017

The Elders welcomed the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran as a sign that the Iranian people clearly desire peaceful relations with the outside world and a more tolerant society at home. More
The Elders Condemn Terror Attack In Manchester

The Elders Condemn Terror Attack In Manchester May 23, 2017

The Elders condemned the terror attack in Manchester and expressed their deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured, and to all the people of the United Kingdom. More
The Elders Urge Italy To Push For Climate Solidarity And Unity At G7 Summit

The Elders Urge Italy To Push For Climate Solidarity And Unity At G7 Summit May 23, 2017

The Elders have written to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to express support for his country’s leadership on climate issues as President of the G7 group of industrialised countries. More