"With their experience, and their profound commitment to building a better world – let us call them global Elders." Nelson Mandela
In July 2007, Nelson Mandela brought together The Elders, independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. This video shows their work to promote equality for women and girls, amplify the voices of young people, highlight humanitarian crises and support peace-building initiatives around the world.
"We are convinced that Iran can be a key factor for stability and opportunity in the region." Kofi Annan
After a series of meetings with the country’s leadership, The Elders are encouraged by Iran’s new spirit of openness and dialogue with the outside world and look forward to further engagement in the region.
"If you have double standards, you undermine the morality and integrity of human rights." Mary Robinson
In the first of a two-part interview with Mayumi Yoshinari for Chuo-Koron, Martti Ahtisaari and Mary Robinson discuss climate justice, impunity and the ICC, their approaches to international conflict mediation, and more.
"SDGs without climate change would have no credibility."
As government and civil society meet in New York to discuss the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mary Robinson calls for climate change to be included in the post-2015 framework. First published in the Huffington Post.