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
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 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 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 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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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 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 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
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
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
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 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’ Statement On US Reintroduction Of Global Gag Rule

The Elders’ Statement On US Reintroduction Of Global Gag Rule Jan 31, 2017

The Elders have expressed concern at the decision by the new US Administration to reintroduce the so-called “Global Gag Rule” that cuts US funding to organisations that help provide abortion services.
 
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The Elders’ Reflection On The US Presidential Election

The Elders’ Reflection On The US Presidential Election Nov 9, 2016

Following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, The Elders believe that the ideals, magnanimity and empathy of their Founder, Nelson Mandela, offer a model of ethical leadership for the new Administration.
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The Elders Mourn The Loss Of Shimon Peres

The Elders Mourn The Loss Of Shimon Peres Sep 30, 2016

The Elders today expressed their condolences at the passing of Shimon Peres, former President of Israel and Nobel Peace laureate, who has died at the age of 93. More
The Elders Welcome Myanmar Peace Conference

The Elders Welcome Myanmar Peace Conference Sep 5, 2016

The Elders warmly welcome the Union Peace Conference convened by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. More
The Elders Express Concern Over Lack Of Global Action On Climate Change

The Elders Express Concern Over Lack Of Global Action On Climate Change Jul 19, 2016

Six months after the Paris Agreement on climate change, The Elders call on global leaders to live up to their commitments and take prompt action to cut emissions, end fossil fuel subsidies and provide adequate financial support to developing countries to tackle climate change. More
The Elders Urge Leaders To Fill $2.5bn El Nino Funding Gap

The Elders Urge Leaders To Fill $2.5bn El Nino Funding Gap Jul 6, 2016

Ahead of a high level meeting at the United Nations on 19 July, The Elders have called on world leaders to fill the $2.5bn funding gap to help countries facing drought and a humanitarian crisis linked to the El Niño climate phenomenon. More
UN Foundation Highlights COP21 Climate Change Summit

UN Foundation Highlights COP21 Climate Change Summit Dec 2, 2015

World leaders are gathering in Paris for COP 21, the United Nations conference to reach a new global agreement to address climate change. More
Earth To Paris Summit Features Inspirational Speakers On Climate Change

Earth To Paris Summit Features Inspirational Speakers On Climate Change Nov 3, 2015

Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. More
A Stronger UN: The Elders Hold High-Level Talks In Liechtenstein

A Stronger UN: The Elders Hold High-Level Talks In Liechtenstein Sep 8, 2015

The Elders met in Liechtenstein on 5-6 September at the invitation of Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick to discuss proposals on strengthening the United Nations in its 70th anniversary year to ensure it remains “fit for purpose”. More
The Elders Urge World Leaders To Take Action On Climate

The Elders Urge World Leaders To Take Action On Climate Sep 7, 2015

The Elders are urging world leaders to take bold and decisive action on climate in 2015. More
Jimmy Carter: The Situation In Gaza Is Intolerable

Jimmy Carter: The Situation In Gaza Is Intolerable May 11, 2015

Jimmy Carter has just returned from Jerusalem, where he joined Gro Harlem Brundtland for their fourth mission with The Elders. More