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'Elders seek solutions to world’s worst problems'

“We don't give up. We are determined. In this interconnected world, problems in one country – if we don't address them and support them – will spill over into other countries.”

On NPR’s Talk of The Nation, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson joined Neal Conan in a radio interview to discuss how and where the 'moral force' of The Elders can be most effective.

“Elders seek solutions to world’s worst problems”

Middle East live blog

From meetings with leaders and civil society to a live, televised debate with young people, this live blog shows highlights and behind the scenes photos and videos of the Elders’ activities during their visit to Israel, the West Bank and Egypt in October 2012.


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