Charlize Theron Joins Kweku Mandela In Conversation

Charlize Theron Joins Kweku Mandela In Conversation Feb 14, 2018

Charlize Theron joined House of Mandela Family Foundation co-founder Kweku Mandela in conversation at an event on February 10 in Los Angeles to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. 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 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
Danny Glover Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Danny Glover Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela Jul 19, 2017

Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela's 99th birthday, the United Nations yesterday honoured his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality. 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
18 July Marks Nelson Mandela Day

18 July Marks Nelson Mandela Day Jul 10, 2017

Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities. More
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 Urge All States To Commit To Impartial International Criminal Court

The Elders Urge All States To Commit To Impartial International Criminal Court Nov 1, 2016

At the end of their bi-annual meeting last week, The Elders called for redoubled efforts to turn the International Criminal Court into a truly universal, and impartial, tribunal. More
Robert Plant Joins Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour

Robert Plant Joins Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour Oct 6, 2016

Robert Plant, Joan Baez, and Ron Sexsmith are joining the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour in select cities this month. More
The Elders Urge SADC Leaders To Support Smooth Transition In Zimbabwe

The Elders Urge SADC Leaders To Support Smooth Transition In Zimbabwe Aug 23, 2016

The Elders have called on the heads of state of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to consider how they can support a successful and inclusive transition in Zimbabwe that will return stability and growth to the country. More
Stevie Wonder Helps UN Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Stevie Wonder Helps UN Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day Jul 19, 2016

As the world marked Nelson Mandela International Day, United Nations officials and UN Peace Ambassador Stevie Wonder yesterday paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker’s tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all. 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 Support Efforts To Resolve Burundi Conflict

The Elders Support Efforts To Resolve Burundi Conflict Jul 11, 2016

The Elders welcome the planned resumption of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue as part of ongoing efforts to resolve the current crisis in Burundi, under East African Community facilitator Benjamin Mkapa. 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
Plans Revealed For Human Rights Memorial Honoring Nelson Mandela

Plans Revealed For Human Rights Memorial Honoring Nelson Mandela May 27, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with NorthStar Memorial Group and the California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), have announced the launch of a multifaceted effort to support the late-2016 unveiling of a human rights memorial honoring the life and legacy of civil rights icon, Nelson Mandela. More
Eddie Izzard Completes Marathon Charity Challenge

Eddie Izzard Completes Marathon Charity Challenge Mar 21, 2016

Comedian Eddie Izzard has completed an astonishing 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa for Sport Relief. More
Eddie Izzard Nears End Of Marathon Charity Challenge

Eddie Izzard Nears End Of Marathon Charity Challenge Mar 17, 2016

This week Eddie Izzard is hoping to complete his sensational 27 marathons, in 27 days challenge, across South Africa for Sport Relief. More
Sun City Musicians To Gather At Shared Interest Gala

Sun City Musicians To Gather At Shared Interest Gala Mar 3, 2016

On April 7, 2016 at Espace in Manhattan, Shared Interest will honor change makers for Southern Africa at their much-anticipated anniversary gala. More
Eddie Izzard Begins Marathon Challenge For Sport Relief

Eddie Izzard Begins Marathon Challenge For Sport Relief Feb 24, 2016

Eddie Izzard has completed the first of his 27 marathons for Sport Relief. More
Eddie Izzard To Run 27 Marathons In 27 Days Across South Africa

Eddie Izzard To Run 27 Marathons In 27 Days Across South Africa Feb 16, 2016

Comedian Eddie Izzard has announced that he will attempt to complete 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa for Sport Relief. More
Sir Richard Branson Talks About The Importance Of The Elders

Sir Richard Branson Talks About The Importance Of The Elders Jan 26, 2016

Sir Richard Branson has revealed that one of the accomplishments he is most proud of is helping to establish The Elders. More
UN Launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ On Improving Treatment Of Prisoners

UN Launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ On Improving Treatment Of Prisoners Oct 8, 2015

The United Nations have launched the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, dubbed the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules,’ which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas that could be strengthened from a human rights perspective. More
Robin Roberts Named As Honorary Harlem Globetrotter

Robin Roberts Named As Honorary Harlem Globetrotter Oct 7, 2015

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, have named TV personality Robin Roberts the 10th Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in the team’s history. 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
New Book Reveals Truth About Celebrities, Government Leaders And Human Rights

New Book Reveals Truth About Celebrities, Government Leaders And Human Rights Sep 4, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi, U2, Judd Apatow, Sting, Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, Dick Gregory, John Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Fannie Lou Hamer, Phyllis Naidoo, and James Groppi are just some of the names Jack Healey weaves together in his memoir being released on September 16 by Snail Press. More
Stars Help Fund Nelson Mandela Memorial At Cape Town Airport

Stars Help Fund Nelson Mandela Memorial At Cape Town Airport Jul 21, 2015

International travellers passing through Cape Town International Airport will soon be greeted by a giant tapestry in memory of global human rights defender Nelson Mandela. More
UN Promotes Community Service And Inspires Change On Mandela Day

UN Promotes Community Service And Inspires Change On Mandela Day Jul 20, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ founding provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Nelson Mandela with a call to action for helping others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed on Saturday as he joined the world in marking Nelson Mandela International Day. More
Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at Legacy of Hope Foundation Concert

Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at Legacy of Hope Foundation Concert Jun 29, 2015

The Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to support the building of the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a streamed concert and worldwide media event to take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. More
Celebrites Support Youth At We Day Illinois

Celebrites Support Youth At We Day Illinois May 4, 2015

Some of the world’s most famous celebrities participated in We Day Illinois on Thursday, the final celebration for students who participated in a year-long education initiative that encourages local and global cause inclusive action. More
Richard Branson's Top Ten Quotes On Change

Richard Branson's Top Ten Quotes On Change Feb 11, 2015

Sir Richard Branson has blogged his Top Ten quotes on change. More