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Elders to Egyptian youth: "You are the future"

“It took us 12 years to write a constitution. Don't underestimate what you have done.” Jimmy Carter

Last week, to conclude their two-day visit to Cairo, the Elders took part in a televised discussion with young Egyptians on the momentous events that have changed their country – and their hopes and expectations for what comes next.

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The Elders' climate change picnic

In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Elders enlisted their grandchildren to help convey the message that the world must act now to prevent climate catastrophe in the future.

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The Elders in the West Bank: checkpoints and politics

On the second day of their visit, the Elders met Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad in Ramallah. On their way to the West Bank, they stopped at the Qalandia checkpoint, where hundreds of Palestinians line up daily to cross into Israel under tight security. There they met Zaina who has made the crossing many times to go to school. Zaina joined other young Palestinians in conversation with the Elders later in the day to express their frustrations with the current situation and their hopes for peace.