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
U2 Supports Campaign To Build Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

U2 Supports Campaign To Build Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Jan 12, 2015

Legendary rock band U2 has thrown its support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela's final wishes to fruition – the construction of the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa. More
The Elders Release Ethical Leadership Videos

The Elders Release Ethical Leadership Videos Aug 19, 2014

Inspired by the values championed by Nelson Mandela – equality, justice, compassion – The Elders have launched a new Ethical Leadership video series. More
UN Pledges Acts Of Kindness And Goodwill On Nelson Mandela Day

UN Pledges Acts Of Kindness And Goodwill On Nelson Mandela Day Jul 21, 2014

On Nelson Mandela International Day, the United Nations pledged to promote “desperately needed” acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide. More
Bono And Malala Yousafzai Mark Nelson Mandela Day

Bono And Malala Yousafzai Mark Nelson Mandela Day Jul 21, 2014

Friday was Nelson Mandela Day, and to mark the occasion, Desmond Tutu, Bono, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Muhammed Yunus and Mo Ibrahim have written a powerful letter to world leaders to make 2015 a transformative year in the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change. More
Today Is Nelson Mandela International Day

Today Is Nelson Mandela International Day Jul 18, 2014

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, and Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, released this message. More
Jane Goodall Brings A Message Of Hope To New Zealand

Jane Goodall Brings A Message Of Hope To New Zealand Jun 23, 2014

UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall was in New Zealand’s capital city on Sunday to talk about her work to make the world a better place, and LookToTheStars.org was there. More
United Nations Establishes Nelson Mandela Prize

United Nations Establishes Nelson Mandela Prize Jun 10, 2014

The United Nations General Assembly last week established the “United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize” as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader who inspired not only his own country but the rest of the world. More
Bill Clinton And President Obama Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

Bill Clinton And President Obama Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou May 28, 2014

Bill Clinton has commented on the legacy of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who passed away today. More
Desmond Tutu Challenges The World To Forgive

Desmond Tutu Challenges The World To Forgive Apr 7, 2014

Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu have announced the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge, a free online program starting May 4, 2014, designed to teach the world how to forgive. More
Anthony Anderson Hosts 45th NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Anderson Hosts 45th NAACP Image Awards Feb 25, 2014

Winners of the 45th NAACP Image Awards were announced this weekend with two festive events. More