The Elders


Annual Report 2015: Reflecting the past, facing the future

The Elders have released their latest Annual Report. From Climate Change and the SDGs to Equality for Girls and Women and strengthening the UN, read highlights of The Elders’ work from 2015.

“The international community has yet to demonstrate it really has the conviction to address the root causes of conflicts and defend human rights.” – Kofi Annan

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The Elders work strategically, focusing on areas where they are uniquely placed to make a difference. Find out more about our areas of work.


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