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Some rare good news on Syria


Peace is within our grasp in the Great Lakes


Introduction to The Elders

"With their experience, and their profound commitment to building a better world – let us call them global Elders." Nelson Mandela

In July 2007, Nelson Mandela brought together The Elders, independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. This video shows their work to promote equality for women and girls, amplify the voices of young people, highlight humanitarian crises and support peace-building initiatives around the world.


Elders in Iran: encouraging openness and trust

“We believe very firmly that it is possible for all of God’s children to live harmoniously together.” Desmond Tutu

A delegation of Elders visited Tehran in January 2014 for a series of meetings with the Iranian leadership.


If leaders fail, people will lead

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The Elders conclude fruitful first visit to Iran

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