WHAT WE DO
We work on existential threats to humanity that require a collective response - the climate crisis, pandemics, and nuclear weapons. We also work on conflict, a threat in itself and a risk factor for other threats.
The impact we seek: The planetary emergency is contained and the most vulnerable protected through revitalised global cooperation.
The impact we seek: The world is prepared for future pandemics, through a transformed multilateral system that is sustainably financed, inclusive, transparent and equitably governed.
The impact we seek: Current and future generations are free from the threat of nuclear destruction.
The impact we seek: Global peace and security are improved through enhanced respect for international law, and more inclusive national and international dialogue.
Drawing on our values and our mandate from Nelson Mandela, we incorporate four cross-cutting commitments across our four programme areas.
Programmes The Elders have worked on previously include...
Access to Justice
Access to justice for all is an important human right. We worked with governments and civil society to help make this right a reality.
Refugees and Migration
We championed the need for compassion, tolerance and solidarity in response to vulnerable people on the move.
Universal Health Coverage
We made global and country-level interventions to support UHC in the broader context of pandemic preparedness and response, and the SDGs.
Child marriage affects millions of girls worldwide. We brought together organisations working locally, nationally and internationally in a global partnership to end this harmful practice.