Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Lakhdar Brahimi travelled to Cyprus in October 2008. They sought to lend their support to the political leaders and members of civil society working to end the island's decades of division, and urge the international community to actively support the peace process.
Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu report their findings after visiting Cyprus, where Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have recently begun direct, open-ended negotiations to try to reunify the divided island.
Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi met young people from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to hear about their hopes for the future and to encourage both communities to live in peace.
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.