The Elders visit North and South Korea

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Monday, 16 May, 2011

In April 2011 Jimmy Carter, Martti Ahtisaari, Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson travelled to North and South Korea. This video follows the Elders on their visit, including the moment when they received a last-minute message from North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

With tensions high between the two countries and negotiations at a standstill, the Elders hoped to encourage all parties involved to resume dialogue. The group was also concerned about expected food shortages in North Korea and their impact on the health of the population.

The interview was recorded in Pyongyang on 28 April 2011.

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