Just after returning from their recent trip to the Middle East, the Elders asked their supporters around the world to send in their questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson respond to some of your questions.
"Where is the outcry?" Jimmy Carter expresses his disappointment at the reluctance of political leaders to take bold action and argues that Arab countries have the potential to break the Middle East stalemate.
Ahead of the Elders' visit to the Middle East, Jimmy Carter speaks to Akiva Eldar from Haaretz about his dismay at the standstill in the peace process and what has changed in the three decades since the Camp David agreement.
Writing in The Guardian, Jimmy Carter and Fernando H Cardoso observe that child marriage has been a major brake on progress towards six of the eight millennium development goals. They argue that is time to recognise that we cannot improve the lives of the poorest and most marginalised women and girls until the impact of child marriage is addressed directly and openly - and we make a commitment to ending it.
Dans cet article dans Jeune Afrique, Jimmy Carter et Fernando Henrique Cardoso soutiennent que il est grand temps de reconnaître que nous ne pouvons améliorer les conditions de vie des filles et des femmes les plus pauvres et les plus marginalisées sans s'attaquer directement et ouvertement aux conséquences du mariage des enfants - et sans avoir pris l'engagement d'y mettre un terme.
In this article for the Daily Nation, Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan argue that scaling up immunisation across the world is crucial to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 - the reduction of child mortality.
Upon his return from Sudan, Jimmy Carter describes the atmosphere on the ground in the run-up to the elections and explains why there is still much to do in order to ensure the country's path towards a more peaceful future.
Jimmy Carter describes the courage of the activists involved in non-violent protests in the West Bank and argues that the response of the Israeli authorities contravenes international human rights law.
In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Elders enlisted their grandchildren to help convey the message that the world must act now to prevent climate catastrophe in the future.
Writing in The Guardian, Jimmy Carter argues that the suffering of those under seige in Gaza demands the bold action of Quartet members - Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.
Writing in The Washington Post, Jimmy Carter addresses the points raised by Elliott Abrams' criticism of his earlier op-ed on the Arab-Israeli conflict and suggests why the American initiative to rekindle peace efforts should be supported.
Responding to a Washington Post op-ed by Jimmy Carter on 'The Elders' view of the Middle East', Elliott Abrams suggests in the same newspaper that the notion of deteriorating quality of life among Palestinians is belied by data.
On the second day of their visit, the Elders met Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad in Ramallah. On their way to the West Bank, they stopped at the Qalandia checkpoint, where hundreds of Palestinians line up daily to cross into Israel under tight security. There they met Zaina who has made the crossing many times to go to school. Zaina joined other young Palestinians in conversation with the Elders later in the day to express their frustrations with the current situation and their hopes for peace.
Writing in The Washington Post, Jimmy Carter recounts his visit to the Middle East with a delegation of his fellow Elders and describes the sense of concern and despair that he observed in Gaza and the West Bank.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.