In February 2011, two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot teenagers – Idil, Michael, Tayfun and Thalia – joined Elders Desmond Tutu, Gro Brundtland and Lakhdar Brahimi on a visit to London. In this video the four students answer some challenging questions from the Cypriot community in London and tell us why they won't give up on their dream for a united Cyprus.
In December 2009, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu joined four teenagers - two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot - to learn about a very difficult and painful issue: the search for missing persons in Cyprus. Their journey to discover more about the Cypriots working to uncover their hidden past has been made into a documentary.
During their second visit to the Middle East in October 2010, the Elders spent a day in Gaza to see first-hand the impact of the ongoing blockade by Egypt and Israel.
Ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, The Elders met young Africans from across the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa. Together, they sought to capture the energy and excitement surrounding the tournament by creating a 'Game Plan for a Winning Continent'.
"This is not supposed to be OK. This is not how other people live." The Elders speak to people in Gaza via video link; visit the West Bank village of Bil'in, where a local protest movement against the separation wall is gaining momentum; and meet a Palestinian family in East Jerusalem evicted from their homes by Israeli authorities.
On the first day of their visit to the Middle East, the Elders visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and paid tribute to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. In a lively meeting with a diverse group of young people from all over Israel, the Elders heard of the hope that unites them, and of the frustrations they have about their society.