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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Livestream: #WalkTogether to Fight Inequality

The Elders will join the Fight Inequality Alliance and Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the LSE, on Tuesday 17 April to honour grassroots movements working to end inequality.


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The Elders urge US, Korean leaders to seize chance for nuclear breakthrough

Praising recent gestures of reconciliation and inter-Korean cooperation, The Elders call on leaders in Washington, Pyongyang and Seoul to redouble efforts to resolve the nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

"Seize the opportunity afforded by the diplomatic path"

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Ernesto Zedillo: Trump retreats from leadership yet again

Decrying the U.S. decision to withdraw participation from the Global Compact for Migration, Ernesto Zedillo asserts that states can better protect their own citizens when they cooperate to overcome the challenges of migration.

"Making migration safe, orderly and legal is necessarily an endeavor that must be responsibly shared among states."

Ernesto Zedillo (Credit: Jeff Moore/The Elders)

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Managing migration: why leadership matters

Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration, calls on governments negotiating the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to seize the opportunity for collaboration, whilst demonstrating strong political leadership in explaining the benefits of migration to their people.

"Bureaucrats can make the rational arguments. Demagogues can make the publicly appealing ones. Only great political leaders can make both."
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