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“Education is not only to serve ourselves as individuals but to serve others."
Ernesto Zedillo discusses his belief, learned from his parents and teachers, that education is about benefitting the community.
“I was a lucky child because I had parents who believed that girls were as essential as boys… we were not treated differently.”
Gro Harlem Brundtland speaks about her parents’ vision of equality and its impact on her childhood.
“There’s not anything you achieve as individuals; you achieve within a context of building on strengths of other people around you”
Raised by her mother and eldest sister, Graça Machel reflects on how family unity led her to believe achievements are a collective effort.
What makes an ethical leader?
Kicking off our new video series, Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan gives his definition of ethical leadership.
"It's something like the word ubuntu: I am because you are."
As we celebrate Mandela Day 2014, Mary Robinson offers her thoughts on the universal values that bring people together.
To celebrate Mandela Day 2014, the Elders discuss the meaning of ethical leadership. In this video, Hina Jilani gives her definition.