Reflections, updates and insights on the COVID-19 pandemic
Global leaders are still not working together at an appropriate scale and speed in their response to COVID-19.
Juan Manuel Santos
COVID-19 has revealed a collective failure by leaders and policymakers to take pandemic prevention, preparedness and response seriously.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
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We make global and country-level interventions to help political leaders take the bold steps needed to implement pro-poor UHC reforms.Find out more
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The world remains dangerously off track on climate, The Elders warn ahead of critical UN assessment
The Elders have voiced grave concern about the lack of ambition from many world leaders, as the UN reports back on carbon commitments ahead of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.
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