Recognising the disproportionate impact of climate change on the poorest and most vulnerable, The Elders support transformative leadership to deliver a sustainable, secure and more equitable world.
The Elders seek to listen to young people and encourage youth leadership across every area of our work, from climate change to conflict resolution.
Men and women are born with equal rights. Societies with greater equality between men and women are healthier, safer and more prosperous. Equality for girls and women is a core focus of The Elders’ work.
The Elders support greater openness and dialogue between Iran and the international community, and encourage Iran to play a stabilising role in the wider Middle East.
After decades of process, there is still no peace. The Elders support and encourage all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who are working for a lasting, just peace.
The Elders support an inclusive process of political reform and peace-building in Myanmar, and call on all parties to strengthen efforts to promote national reconciliation, ensure human rights for all, and enhance socio-economic justice.