The Elders support the right of citizens across the Arab world to democratic, accountable government and stand with all those struggling for freedom, justice and human rights.
The Elders support efforts by the Ivorian government and civil society to promote reconciliation and healing in Côte d’Ivoire.
In the run-up to the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development in 2012, four Elders joined four young activists to find new ways of thinking on the most urgent issues facing our world today.
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 hope to help improve inter-Korean relations, encourage dialogue on security and nuclear issues aimed at relaxing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and highlight worsening humanitarian conditions in North Korea.
After decades of peace process, there is still no peace. The Elders are supporting civil society action for an end to the conflict and lasting peace.
After a 26-year long internal conflict claimed more than 70,000 lives and displaced some one million people, Sri Lanka now faces the challenge of building an inclusive, multi-ethnic state and pursuing accountability for all violations committed during the conflict.
Millions of lives depend on building a sustainable peace between Sudan and South Sudan. Meanwhile, both countries face serious governance, economic and humanitarian challenges, internal conflict and instability.