Montage of the members of The Elders organisation. On a black background in the top left corner Nelson Mandela looks down on many images of the current members
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The Elders Organisation – NGO for Peace and Human Rights

Brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, this organisation of global leaders work together to advocate for social justice, human rights, and peace. The first meeting was attended by influentials public figures such as Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, and Mary Robinson.

With the aim of providing independent, ethical leadership and guidance on global issues, their mission is to build a world where people live in peace, are conscious of our common humanity and our shared responsibilities for each other, the planet, and future generations. The organisation prioritises long-term, systemic change on important issues such as poverty, education, and HIV/AIDS.

In the new strategy for 2023 – 2027 the focus will be on addressing humanity’s existential threats which put all of humanity at risk. These include global cooperation on the climate crisis, preparedness for future pandemics, nuclear weapon disarmament, and conflict resolution through dialogue and respect for international law.

Learn more about the key issues and important members who utilise their collective wisdom and varied experiences to catalyse positive social change. Discover articles and videos featuring the work of this inspiring organisation. Focused on diplomacy, mediation, and advocacy, and providing a voice to those who have been silenced, The Elders seek fair, sustainable, and peaceful solutions to provide a better world for everyone.

In the wise worlds of Nelson Mandela -

“It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it.”

Author: Rachael Mellor, 18.01.24 licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0

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