11
MAY
2013

Kofi Annan appointed Chair of The Elders

Desmond Tutu steps down after six years. Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Deputy Chair. Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, has been appointed to take over from Archbishop Desmond Tutu as Chair of The Elders with immediate effect. The...
29
APR
2013

Gro Harlem Brundtlands program og treffpunkter for media under COP15 København 7.-18. desember

Vi har fått en rekke henvendelser fra pressen angående Gro Harlem Brundtlandts deltagelse ved Klimatoppmøtet i København 7.-18. desember, og om mulige treffpunkter for media. Vi vil her informere kort om hva som er Brundtlands foreløpige program, og videre hvor- og når pressen...
29
APR
2013

The Elders condemn Israeli attack on Gaza relief ships

The Elders have condemned the reported killing by Israeli forces of more than a dozen people who were attempting to deliver relief supplies to the Gaza strip by sea. Meeting in Johannesburg, the independent group of eminent global leaders repeated their call for an end to the...
29
APR
2013

The Elders to focus on easing inter-Korean tensions

Jimmy Carter, Martti Ahtisaari, Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson visit Beijing, Pyongyang and Seoul 24-29 April Members of The Elders currently in Beijing at the start of a six-day visit to China and the Korean Peninsula, hope that their efforts will contribute to an easing of...
29
APR
2013

The Elders welcome Palestinian reconciliation

The Elders applaud today’s signing of an agreement between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. The agreement, brokered by Egypt, unites the Palestinian leadership after a split of four years and paves the way for the formation of a national unity government and full...
29
APR
2013

Have we achieved equality?

Dear friends, Have girls and women achieved equality in your country? This is a question I recently had to answer with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (despite my natural instinct, as a former politician, to give a much longer answer!). In the end, unfortunately, I had to say no. My view...