Jimmy Carter, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Graça Machel, Hina Jilani, Mary Robinson, Ernesto Zedillo and Kofi Annan explain why The Elders have launched a new initiative to campaign for Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
"We don't just believe change is possible. We know."
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Writing in Americas Quarterly, Fernando Henrique Cardoso pays tribute to his fellow Elder, Jimmy Carter, outlining his relationship with Latin America, their friendship and his role a "great moral leader of our time".
"Continued impunity and lack of accountability will greatly increase the likelihood of fresh conflict and further war crimes."
Writing in Haaretz, Gro Harlem Brundtland and Jimmy Carter welcome the UN Human Rights Council's report into the 2014 Gaza conflict, arguing that it is a milestone to ending impunity for violations against international law.
“You cannot stop migration, you can only manage it effectively.”
Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Hina Jilani and Mary Robinson took part in a live broadcast debate on BBC World to discuss some of the world's biggest issues, from Syria and Ukraine to migration and extremism.
Six Elders were in Moscow in late April to meet President Vladimir Putin and Russian officials to hear their approach to a variety of current geopolitical crises, in particular the situation in Ukraine.
Jimmy Carter and Gro Harlem Brundtland return to the Middle East this week, meeting with senior Palestinian and Israeli officials, civil society and NGOs to support the two-state solution and highlight Gaza's humanitarian crisis.
In the wake of Israel’s re-election of Benyamin Netanyahu in March, the Elders call for all players regional and international to re-examine the two-state solution and to redouble efforts to find a path to peace for Israel and Palestine.
During the first Elders delegation to Myanmar in September 2013, Jimmy Carter, Martti Ahtisaari and Gro Harlem Brundtland heard a range of perspectives on the country's political transition, from President Thein Sein to the leaders of the 1988 democracy movement.
“The Vietnam War, I think, was an unnecessary war; the invasion of Iraq was an unnecessary war… We need to be more reluctant to go to war."
In a wide-ranging interview with Mayumi Yoshinari for Japanese current affairs magazine Chuo-Koron, Jimmy Carter offers insight into some of the most intractable issues facing the world today, from nuclear proliferation to the dehumanising impact of war.
The Elders concluded their visit to Washington DC and London encouraged and impressed by US efforts to revive the Middle East peace process. During a series of high-level meetings, media interviews and public debates, they discussed the prospects for peace in Israel-Palestine and in neighbouring Syria.
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