Hina Jilani joined The Elders in July 2013. Her first engagement with The Elders came in December 2014 when she joined The Elders delegation to Myanmar to call on the warring parties to end their fighting and discuss opportunities for building a new and inclusive federal state, including the 2015 election. On this occasion The Elders met with representatives from the government, the military and civil society including ethnic women’s groups. The Elders called on.
In April 2014, together with her fellow Elders Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson, Hina Jilani travelled to Paris to hold a public discussion with young people and activists on climate change at Sciences Po university.
Hina Jilani travelled to New York in September 2015 with an Elders delegation of Gro Harlem Brundtland, Graça Machel and Ernesto Zedillo to celebrate the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. Hina Jilani participated in a panel event co-hosted with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect on the use of the UN Security Council veto as part of The Elders A UN Fit for purpose initiative.
In May 2016 Hina Jilani together with Gro Harlem Brundtland, Graca Machel and Mary Robinson launched The Elders’ initiative on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. This initiative calls for universal access to health care as a way of saving lives, tackling poverty, empowering women and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Hina Jilani also participated in the Elders’ delegation to the UN General Assembly in September 2016, taking part in UN roundtables on refugees and migration, and meeting refugees who had been resettled in the United States by the International Rescue Committee.
In February 2017 she participated at the Munich Security Conference with fellow Elders Lakhdar Brahimi, Mary Robinson and Ernesto Zedillo.