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The Elders

Independent global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights. Founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007.


Joined on 16 March, 2009

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Lakhdar Brahimi highlights the urgency of a comprehensive review of US Middle East policy under @joebiden’s new administration, with ending the #Yemen war a top priority.


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Ban Ki-moon warns that US designation of Houthis as “terrorists” will worsen Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and do nothing to end the war.


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#Yemen’s humanitarian crisis risks being worsened by US designation of Houthis as “terrorists”; new Administration under @joebiden must make ending the war a priority.


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Strong and timely call from @washingtonpost for @JoeBiden to take #nuclear weapons off high alert status. Having these weapons ready to launch at a few minutes’ notice presents an unacceptable risk of nuclear catastrophe which must be urgently addressed. 

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Quoted @mfespinosaEC

📆On wednesday at 11:00 (NY/ECU time) I'll be sharing with @MaryRobinsonCtr to discuss the future of the
@UN and the need for a strong and efficient multilateral system

📢 #GWLvoices #MakeUN75Count

➕info and register here:

“An effective, rules-based multilateral system is the world’s insurance policy against existential threats from pandemics to climate change and nuclear weapons." - Mary Robinson.

Read our report calling for global solutions to global challenges:

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Underscoring our interconnectedness, @MaEllenSirleaf urges members of the UN Security Council to take bold steps in 2021 to end the vicious cycle of conflict, displacement and despair. #UNSC

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“Given the crisis we face, there are no more excuses for delay.”

Mary Robinson writes for @ProSyn urging world leaders to treat the #ClimateCrisis as the emergency it is: “Neither our descendants nor the planet will tolerate more selfish short-termism.”

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Replying to @HACfornaturean1: Please join #maryrobinson on the 11th of January 2021 at the Ministerial High-level Event for the High Ambition Coalit…

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Quoted @SDG16Plus

Interested in learning more about the Business Leaders for Justice Coalition and our Justice Imperative Principles?

🗓 Join us for a virtual discussion on Thursday, 14 January, 11:00am (EST)

Register 👉


“Longstanding systemic injustices are being exposed, and are only being exacerbated by the #COVID19 pandemic."

Ahead of this event, watch Mary Robinson call on business leaders to step up to make people-centred justice a reality for all. #JusticeForAll

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What should leaders prioritise to deliver a just and equitable world after #COVID19?

Visit the COVID-19 Hub for analysis, insights, and reflections from The Elders:

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Please join #maryrobinson on the 11th of January 2021 at the Ministerial High-level Event for the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People! Over 45 countries have joined in 30x30 effort. Learn more at
#hacfornatureandpeople #30x30

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Quoted @CarterCenter

Statement from Jimmy Carter is below.

Elder Emeritus, President Jimmy Carter, on the violence at the US Capitol.

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All survivors of abuse deserve protection.

Mary Robinson urges countries to ratify and implement the #IstanbulConvention - an important international treaty to specifically target preventing and combating violence against women.

#JusticeForAll #VAW #StillNotSafe

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"We have become acutely and intimately aware of the fragility of human existence and the extent to which our fates are interconnected, not just across borders but down the generations."

Mary Robinson on addressing our shared challenges in 2021.

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Replying to @ProSyn: Mary Robinson of @TheElders explains what the #UK, the #EU, and #China must do to uphold their #ParisAgreement commitments. #Fr

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Mary Robinson of @TheElders explains what the #UK, the #EU, and #China must do to uphold their #ParisAgreement commitments. #FromParisTo2030 #climatepolicy #climateleadership

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🌐 Global challenges require global solutions 🌐

In 2020, The Elders launched a new report on the threats facing multilateralism and called for determined and principled leadership.

Discover more in our #YearInReview: #Multilateralism

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As an extraordinary year draws to a close, listen back to The Elders' discussion on forgiveness, empathy, justice, and hope - part of the inaugural @TempletonWorld Forgiveness Forum. #2020InReview

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2020 was a year like no other.

During this challenging time, The Elders continued to deliver on @NelsonMandela’s mandate to “support courage where there is fear” and “inspire hope where there is despair".

Discover The Elders' #YearinReview:

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In 2020, #COVID19 put health at the top of the global agenda.

On #UHCDay, The Elders launched a new report calling on leaders to prioritise #HealthForAll as they #BuildBackBetter after the pandemic. Discover more in our #YearInReview:

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🎙️ Hear The Elders in conversation 🎙️

This year, The Elders made their podcast debut with @Find_Humanity, a new podcast exploring the need for empathetic and principled leadership in the time of #COVID19. Discover more in our #YearInReview:

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