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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.

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The Elders conclude fruitful first visit to Iran

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Typhoon Haiyan is a warning: we need to change the climate debate

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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 2)

"There is good reason for young people in our world today to protest" – Mary Robinson

In part two of their ethical leadership debate, the Elders discuss accountability and governance in Africa, egalitarianism, and the role of protest movements worldwide.

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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 1)

"To be bold; to have the courage of your convictions; and to think long-term, not short-term or for political expedience; those are characteristics common to good leaders." Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Elders partner with Al Jazeera's South2North programme for a public debate on ethical leadership.

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“Reconciliation is a long-term process, not an event”

Kofi Annan visited Côte d’Ivoire last month to assess the country’s progress since the post-election violence of 2010-11. While welcoming promising signs of economic recovery, he urged Ivorians to work together to build an inclusive future and prepare for peaceful elections in 2015.

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Who will lead Syria out of crisis?

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Listening to the people transforming Myanmar

During the first Elders delegation to Myanmar in September 2013, Jimmy Carter, Martti Ahtisaari and Gro Harlem Brundtland heard a range of perspectives on the country's political transition, from President Thein Sein to the leaders of the 1988 democracy movement.