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Trip Report: Elders delegation to Kuwait in July 2018

In July 2018, The Elders visited Kuwait at the invitation of the country’s Emir, to exchange views on regional political and security issues, especially the tensions around Iran, the Yemen conflict and the year-old dispute inside the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).

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Steps Toward a Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula

On 28 September 2018, the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) and The Elders convened a meeting of distinguished experts and practitioners to discuss the evolving situation concerning North Korea.

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#WalkTogether to celebrate 100 Sparks of Hope

Graça Machel reflects on a year of championing the freedoms Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to. She invites you to join with The Elders in continuing Mandela's long walk to freedom.

"The world today desperately needs hope in the face of conflict, inequality, racism and cynicism."

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The Elders meet Kuwaiti leaders, call for greater dialogue on regional security issues

On their first official visit to Kuwait, The Elders commended the Kuwaiti leadership for prioritising peaceful and political processes to address regional problems, including conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Palestine.

"Kuwait has long been a voice for stability and cooperation in this region and we welcome its continued commitment to a peaceful path." –Lakhdar Brahimi
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Media Advisory: The Elders to visit Kuwait from 1-4 July 2018

Martti Ahtisaari and Lakhdar Brahimi will visit the State of Kuwait to discuss regional security and political issues with senior political leaders and civil society.

 

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The Elders will visit the State of Kuwait from 1-4 July 2018 to discuss regional security and political issues.

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The Elders urge US, DPRK to build on Singapore summit with hard work for peace

The Elders welcome the historic summit and call on both parties to continue serious engagement to make progress towards full denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

"The Singapore summit offers the hope of a better future." – Ban Ki-moon

Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump shake hands during the Singapore Summit

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Global challenges demand leaders act on principles not populism

Ban Ki-moon urges politicians to have the courage to take difficult decisions rather than pandering to xenophobic or populist pressures.

"Just solutions depend on a shared understanding of values, responsibilities and priorities by all countries."


Ban Ki-moon leading a #WalkTogether for Peace in London in October 2017. (Credit: The Elders #WalkTogether)

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The Elders urge JCPOA signatories to stick to deal despite US withdrawal

The Elders strongly condemn President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal and call on other signatories to continue to sustain its spirit and implementation.

"Everyone must do what they can to keep the JCPOA alive and well." – Ban Ki-moon


Kofi Annan meets President Hassan Rouhani during The Elders' visit to Iran in January 2014 (Credit: Morteza Nikoubazl | The Elders)

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The Elders warn Brexit “hard border” could pose threat to peace in Northern Ireland

Hailing the Good Friday Agreement as an inspiration to others around the world, The Elders warn against the imposition of a "hard border" in the event of the UK leaving the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union after Brexit.

"Peace in Northern Ireland was hard-won and needs to be protected." – Mary Robinson
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The Elders encourage integrity and transparency across Zimbabwe’s transition

The Elders today encouraged all political actors in Zimbabwe to deliver integrity and transparency across the country’s transition, including a level playing field ahead of the upcoming elections.

"The upcoming elections are an important first step on this path to democratic and civilian government, but they cannot be an end in themselves." - Kofi Annan
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