"The future is in our hands": teenagers promoting peace in Cyprus

In February 2011, two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot teenagers – Idil, Michael, Tayfun and Thalia – joined Elders Desmond Tutu, Gro Brundtland and Lakhdar Brahimi on a visit to London. In this video the four students answer some challenging questions from the Cypriot community in London and tell us why they won't give up on their dream for a united Cyprus.


Cyprus: Digging the Past in Search of the Future (trailer)

In December 2009, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu joined four teenagers - two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot - to learn about a very difficult and painful issue: the search for missing persons in Cyprus. Their journey to discover more about the Cypriots working to uncover their hidden past has been made into a documentary.


The Elders visit North and South Korea

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.


Building an alliance to end child marriage

Every year, 10 million girls worldwide are married under the age of 18. In June 2011, Gro Brundtland, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu travelled to Ethiopia to visit projects that are successfully educating families and communities about the harmfulness of early marriage.


Interview: Desmond Tutu on child marriage


The Elders discuss Palestinian reconciliation

One week after rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement, five Elders – Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi – discuss what this development could mean for a lasting peace in the region.