UK Nuclear Announcement ‘Shocking and Alarming’ Warn The Elders

UK Nuclear Announcement ‘Shocking and Alarming’ Warn The Elders Mar 17, 2021

Following the release by the UK government of its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders said: More
The Elders Warn That The World Remains Dangerously Off Track On Climate

The Elders Warn That The World Remains Dangerously Off Track On Climate Mar 4, 2021

The Elders have voiced grave concern about the lack of ambition from many world leaders, as the UN reports back on carbon commitments ahead of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November. More
The Elders Welcome US-Russian Agreement to Extend New START Nuclear Treaty

The Elders Welcome US-Russian Agreement to Extend New START Nuclear Treaty Jan 28, 2021

The Elders today welcomed the agreement by US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) for five years. More
The Elders Explore Hope, Leadership and the COVID-19 Recovery in Finding Humanity Podcast

The Elders Explore Hope, Leadership and the COVID-19 Recovery in Finding Humanity Podcast Jan 25, 2021

The Elders explore hope, leadership and the COVID-19 recovery in a new series of the Finding Humanity podcast. More
The Elders Welcome US Re-Engagement on Climate, WHO; Call for Renewed Commitment on Nuclear Threat

The Elders Welcome US Re-Engagement on Climate, WHO; Call for Renewed Commitment on Nuclear Threat Jan 22, 2021

The Elders today welcomed the decisions by newly-inaugurated US President Joe Biden to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change and cease the process of withdrawal from the World Health Organization. More
The Elders Hope For A Sea-Change In US Engagement On Global Challenges

The Elders Hope For A Sea-Change In US Engagement On Global Challenges Nov 10, 2020

The Elders congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election victory. More
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
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 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: 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
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 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 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
The Elders to Visit Beijing for Top-Level Discussions with Chinese Leadership

The Elders to Visit Beijing for Top-Level Discussions with Chinese Leadership Apr 1, 2019

The Elders will visit China from 1-3 April to meet with key political leaders and discuss global challenges from climate change and nuclear disarmament to regional security and extremism. More
The Elders: India and Pakistan Must Show Restraint to Defuse Military Tensions

The Elders: India and Pakistan Must Show Restraint to Defuse Military Tensions Mar 4, 2019

The Elders today called on the leaders of India and Pakistan to take urgent steps to defuse military and political tensions that have developed over the past few days and to refrain from further bellicose rhetoric and pursue a path of meaningful dialogue. More
The Elders Propose Minimisation Agenda as Urgent First Step to Nuclear Disarmament

The Elders Propose Minimisation Agenda as Urgent First Step to Nuclear Disarmament Feb 21, 2019

The Elders today called on all nuclear powers to take urgent steps towards nuclear disarmament, in the form of a “minimisation” agenda, to counter a dangerous rise in geopolitical tensions and distrust between states. More
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Juan Manuel Santos and Zeid Raad Al Hussein Join The Elders

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Juan Manuel Santos and Zeid Raad Al Hussein Join The Elders Jan 25, 2019

The Elders announced this week with great pleasure that three new members have joined the group: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Laureate 2011; Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate 2016; and Zeid Raad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2014-18. More
The Elders Urge Peaceful Resolution of Zimbabwe Crisis Through Inclusive Dialogue

The Elders Urge Peaceful Resolution of Zimbabwe Crisis Through Inclusive Dialogue Jan 23, 2019

The Elders have expressed deep concern at the worsening social and economic crisis in Zimbabwe amid reports of killings, arrests and intimidation of opposition and civil society figures and a shutdown of internet access. More
The Elders Challenge Leaders To Confront Migration Lies And Make UN Deal A Success

The Elders Challenge Leaders To Confront Migration Lies And Make UN Deal A Success Dec 13, 2018

The Elders today welcomed the signing of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh as a means of strengthening nation states’ ability to manage migratory flows by emphasising coordination and solidarity. 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