The indispensable need for international cooperation in combating climate change

Ernesto Zedillo speaks at F20 High-Level Forum 2019 in Tokyo

One of the main topics of discussion at the G20 summit, where 20 countries and territories gathered in Osaka, on the 28th and 29th of June, was that of the environment and energy. Ernesto Zedillo expressed his hopes for Japan – the country chairing the summit.

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Fossil fuel and finance CEOs take first steps to climate action at Vatican summit

Mary Robinson joins Pope Francis at the 2nd Vatican Energy Transition Dialogue in June 2019. (Photo: Vatican Media)

On 13-14 June, Mary Robinson joined the second Vatican Energy Transition Dialogue convened by Pope Francis to demand bold and urgent climate action from leaders of the world’s fossil fuel and investment companies. 

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Annual Review 2018: Never too young to lead, never too old to learn

The Elders 2018 Annual Review is now available to download. Find out more about our activities, achievements and challenges from the past year.

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Empowered women create empowered societies

Pioneering human rights lawyer and Elder Hina Jilani delivers strong words on women's empowerment at the 2019 Women Deliver Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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Livestream: 'Our Shared Humanity': The Legacy of Kofi Annan

On 3-4 June 2019, Chatham House and UNA-UK are hosting a series of events to celebrate Kofi Annan's life and explore his legacy for the future of global governance.

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Political reforms, refugees and health form main focus of Elders’ board meeting in Ethiopia

The Elders held their biannual board meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 19-22 May 2019. The visit came at a time of momentous transformation in Ethiopia as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed seeks to implement a wide range of political, economic and social reforms across the country.

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To achieve the SDGs, leaders must deliver Access to Justice For All

Ahead of the High Level Political Forum in July, where countries will report on their progress on SDG 16, The Elders launch a call on leaders to show greater commitment to providing access to justice.

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The Importance of Women in Africa’s Transition to a Low- Carbon Economy

At the Mo Ibrahim Governance weekend, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, The Elders and The B Team co-convened a roundtable to discuss challenges and solutions for improving the role of women in the Africa’s transition to a green economy.

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The Elders in China

Mary Robinson, Ban Ki-moon, Lakhdar Brahimi, Ricardo Lagos and Ernesto Zedillo met with President Xi and other leaders on The Elders first official trip to China.

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The women creating a freer, fairer world

On International Women’s Day we celebrate eleven ideas for a freer, fairer world created by women, for women. These brave women and organisations fight for a world with equal rights and opportunities for women and girls.

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