Kofi Annan and Nicholas Stern argue that African governments need to decide how they will adapt their economies and protect their people from the effects of climate change, and that they must set out what they expect the international community to do to support them. This article first appeared in The Guardian.
Kofi Annan discusses the crisis in Zimbabwe and argues that we have a responsibility to support its people by helping to ensure a move from division to reconciliation as well as free and fair elections. This article first appeared in The Financial Times.
The Elders cancel their trip to Harare, where they had planned to listen to ordinary Zimbabweans and assess the extent of the country's humanitarian needs, after the government of Zimbabwe refused to cooperate in any way to make the visit possible.
The Elders present the results of their 3-day assessment of Zimbabwe's humanitarian situation and recommend the formation of a truly inclusive government, as well as international donor support, to tackle the crisis.
Following the MDC's announcement that it will join a government of national unity, The Elders call on all Zimbabweans to unite to end the terrible suffering in their country, and urge international donors to support this development.
The Elders warn that more than a million people in Sudan will suffer as a result of the government's decision to expel 13 international aid agencies and call on the international community to unite to address the worsening humanitarian situation in Sudan.
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.