Despite our different backgrounds, The Elders share a deep commitment to a more peaceful and just world, and we hope that by speaking collectively we are stronger than when we act alone.
Former President of Finland
I come from a country where egalitarian policies are the norm: whether you are rich or poor you get a decent education, decent healthcare, and possibility in life. It’s extremely important that egalitarian policies are carried out throughout the world.
Nobel Peace Laureate
To protect women in times of war, we must first make sure women receive equal rights in times of peace.
Diplomat and peace mediator
Wars are created by people and people can choose to end them. If the political will does exist, there is no conflict that cannot be resolved
Expert in post-conflict state building
Negotiating a peace agreement is the easy part. After the agreement is signed, that is when the real work begins.