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Independent leaders working together for peace and human rights worldwide
Independent leaders working together for peace and human rights worldwide

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We strongly condemn President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the #IranDeal. Read our statement which calls on France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and the European Union to sustain the #JCPOA’s spirit and implementation: https://theelders.org/article/elders-urge-jcpoa-signatories-stick-deal-despite-us-withdrawal
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#Migration poses enormous challenges when there is no widespread alternative to illegal entry and poor cooperation between all countries concerned. Louise Arbour urges strong leadership to manage migration and maximise its benefits. Read her guest blog: https://theelders.org/article/managing-migration-why-leadership-matters #ForMigration
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The scales of justice are tipped in favour of the wealthy and powerful, where the protection of the law is out of reach for more than half of the world. Your support can change this. #WalkTogether this World Day of Social Justice to tip the scales towards #JusticeForAll at www.walk-together.org/tipthescales
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"Asma Jahangir’s tenacity, clarity of vision and unbending principles helped win countless victories in the struggle against authoritarianism.” Our Chair +Kofi Annan pays tribute to her life and legacy: https://theelders.org/article/elders-mourn-death-asma-jahangir
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“The constitutional crisis that is unfolding in Spain calls for consultation and not confrontation.”+Kofi Annan

The Elders today expressed their deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia and urged both sides to pursue a peaceful resolution through dialogue.

Read our press release: http://theelders.org/article/elders-call-dialogue-and-restraint-over-catalonia-crisis
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Today The Elders celebrate being 10 years young! To mark this milestone, we will launch Walk Together – a campaign to continue Mandela's long walk to freedom by bridging the divides of hatred, fear & xenophobia.
Watch the livestream TODAY at 2pm (UTC+1): http://theelders.org/article/walktogether-campaign-launch-livestream
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“It is an honour and a privilege to join this august group, whose work I have admired for many years. It is a particular pleasure to stand alongside my predecessor at the UN, Kofi Annan. The Elders and the United Nations share the same values of justice, solidarity and a determination to fight for peace and human rights. I eagerly await the task ahead in this new chapter of my career.” –Ban Ki-moon

We are delighted to announce that Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, has accepted the invitation to join The Elders.

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“Ban Ki-moon was a champion for climate action, sustainable development and gender equality throughout his time at the UN. I look forward to working with him now as an Elder, and to defend the multilateral system that is essential for delivering further progress.” –Gro Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders

Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, has accepted the invitation to join The Elders.

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"I am delighted to welcome Ban Ki-moon to The Elders. His unique perspective and commitment to peace, equality and sustainable development will be a huge asset to our group."- Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders.

Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, has accepted the invitation to join The Elders.

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