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The Elders reaffirm support for Colombia’s peace process

The Elders today reaffirmed their support for the historic peace deal between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and urged President Ivan Duque to continue to work for its full implementation.

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World leaders must recommit to UN global values to achieve peace and security

Martti Ahtisaari, Oslo, 2012
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Mary Robinson addresses UNGA on the life and legacy of Kofi Annan

On 21 September, Mary Robinson reflected on the life and legacy of Kofi Annan, during an address to the UN General Assembly in New York.

"I am reminded of something Kofi would often affirm: that there is no peace without development, no development without peace, and neither peace nor development without human rights."


Mary Robinson in September 2018 (Credit: UN)

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Kofi Annan will inspire generations – a tribute from Mary Robinson

Writing in The Irish Times, Mary Robinson reflects on the life and legacy of Kofi Annan.

"Kofi Annan was driven by the passionate intensity of the very best convictions: that peace, justice and human rights are not only to be desired but essential values that must be fought for."
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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 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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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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Ban Ki-moon: A decisive UNSC is needed now more than ever

Addressing the UN Security Council on 21 February, Ban Ki-moon called on members to swap rhetoric for action to ensure it delivers on its mandate to maintain international peace and security.

"The primary responsibilities vested in the Security Council to maintain international peace and security are needed now more than ever."
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North and South Korea must seize this Olympic moment

Writing in the Financial Times, Ban Ki-moon calls for continued dialogue in order to make meaningful progress to resolve nuclear tensions and reach a lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.

"All parties must use this Olympic moment to nurture a positive atmosphere that enables a genuine dialogue to continue, including bilateral military talks."


Ban Ki-moon (Credit: Joël Saget /AFP)

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Lakhdar Brahimi: how the curtain fell on America’s moment in the Middle East

Lakhdar Brahimi discusses the current challenges facing the Middle East and calls for stronger regional cooperation in an interview for Chatham House's The World Today.


Lakhdar Brahimi (Credit: Gordon Welters / The Elders)

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