Fossil fuels are history, subsidies must end too!

As the UK experiences its first 'coal-free' day since the Industrial Revolution, we call on its government & other G20 states to take bold climate action, in particular by ending fossil fuel subsidies.

The Elders urge all G20 countries to commit to the following two goals:
*Set a deadline for the phase-out of all fossil fuel subsidies that is...
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Fossil fuels are history subsidies must end too

The Elders urge G20 leaders to take “bold and decisive action” on climate change

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Mike Smith
"This is no time for delay,”- The Elders’ message to G20 leaders.

The Elders have written to #G20 leaders to call for bold and decisive action on climate change, particularly to meet their commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies. They also urged leaders to take more steps to provide climate finance, ahead of the next meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on 20-21...
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"This is no time for delay” The Elders’ message to G20 leaders

The Elders urge G20 leaders to take “bold and decisive action” on climate change

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Alan A Swartwout
This #WorldHealthDay, we highlight our call for Universal Health Coverage, so that everyone has access to healthcare without financial hardship. This is key to fulfilling the health SDG which all governments have committed to. To succeed, a broader range of health issues will need to be addressed, including mental health.
Love Relationship Therapy - Love is what you do
Alan A Swartwout
Jane Roberts
WATCH LIVE Mary Robinson delivering the keynote speech 'A New Vision for Multilateral Cooperation' at the 2017 #ECOSOC Partnership Forum in New York.

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WATCH LIVE Mary Robinson delivering the keynote speech A New Vision for

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Alan A Swartwout
"Famines are an affront to our common humanity. They are the product of political neglect and a callous disregard for human life from the leaders entrusted with a responsibility to protect their people." - Mary Robinson

The Elders condemn the political failures that have caused and exacerbated the famines now threatening South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. They call for national and...
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Famines are an affront to our common humanity They are the product

Moral outrage, political failure: The Elders deplore new famines

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Susan Sullivan
Alan A Swartwout
What signs of hope might there be in Israel-Palestine?

In our latest newsletter, CEO David Nussbaum reflects on a recent staff trip to the region, during which he was inspired by courageous voices for peace and justice from both Israeli and Palestinian communities.
What signs of hope might there be in IsraelPalestine

Inspired by voices of peace and justice in Israel-Palestine

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Safdar Khalifa
Pat Harris
Tina Sunce More Dadić
"The United States is the second biggest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet and it has a responsibility to play its part in global climate action. #ClimateChange is a grave injustice and its negative impacts are worst in vulnerable countries and communities that have least responsibility for emissions."

Mary Robinson calls for #ClimateAction and urges the US Administration to uphold its...
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Wendy Metz
Ruben Tieken
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"When you are an elected leader and responsible for a country, you have to be responsible long term. Your actions, or your inactions, are going to determine the future of the children of your country and the children of other countries.” - Gro Harlem Brundtland

The #ParisAgreement on #ClimateChange is the result of the hard work of governments, communities, municipalities, civil society,...
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Brad Dawson
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Andrew James Smith
“If today there is still a commitment towards human rights and a recognition of these rights as a universal value, it is because of human rights defenders.” –Hina Jilani

Speaking at SOAS University of London Hina Jilani explains why human rights defenders persist despite the complex and challenging circumstances in which they operates on a daily basis. Read more: [ Theelders.org Link ]
If today there is still a commitment towards human rights and a

Resilience creates results: why human rights defenders persist

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Jill Clements
"Universal Healthcare is an achievable goal if politicians have the courage to confront vested interests.”

Recalling his own efforts to improve access to healthcare whilst President, Jimmy Carter acknowledges that healthcare reform is still a contentious political issue but calls on politicians to demonstrate courage in delivering healthcare for all.

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Ina Warren
Colette Mandin
John Janiga
Sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and children by United Nations personnel is a betrayal of trust and an assault of the victims’ human rights and dignity.

“The new measures proposed in Antonio Guterres' report are a vital step to preventing further crimes of sexual abuse and exploitation” says Hina Jilani in our statement:
Sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and children by United Nations

The Elders welcome UN Secretary-General’s commitment to fight sexual exploitation

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Laura D. Peterson
Sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and children by United Nations personnel is a betrayal of trust and an assault of the victims’ human rights and dignity.

"I am encouraged by the leadership shown by Antonio Guterres to tackle these crimes & end impunity” says Lakhdar Brahimi in our statement:
Sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and children by United Nations

The Elders welcome UN Secretary-General’s commitment to fight sexual exploitation

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Rachida Djebel
We welcome the commitment shown by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to end all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation of women and children by UN peacekeepers and civilian staff. In particular, we welcome the planned appointment of a Victims Right Advocate within the UN system placing survivors at the centre of the UN's strategy.
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We welcome the commitment shown by the UN SecretaryGeneral António Guterres to

The Elders welcome UN Secretary-General’s commitment to fight sexual exploitation

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Le Hai
From the halls of the United Nations to communities around the world, much has been done to raise awareness of child marriage. But sometimes the myths about what drives child marriage persist. On International Women’s Day 2017, Girls Not Brides bust the 8 most common misconceptions about child marriage. Find out more:
From the halls of the United Nations to communities around the world

8 child marriage myths to bust on International Women’s Day 2017 - Girls Not Brides

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Andrew Hoey
Chris Younghusband
Carol Davison
“When women and girls are educated and healthy, communities flourish: they are more productive, smarter and stronger.”

Read about how access to education and health care is key to the empowerment of women and girls in this guest blog by Dr. Alaa Murabit, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, Michael J. Smith and Musarrat Maisha Reza this International Women's Day:
When women and girls are educated and healthy communities flourish they are

How women are breaking the cycle of violence, insecurity and poverty

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“Setbacks can easily happen when our attentiveness recedes” –Gro Harlem Brundtland

From not being complacent at progress made to supporting change from within,
five Elders highlight ways to protect womens rights, in this piece for International Women's Day:
“Setbacks can easily happen when our attentiveness recedes” –Gro Harlem Brundtland

Five ways to realise and protect women’s rights

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Laura D. Peterson
Laura D. Peterson
"Latifa’s path to activism was never obvious. Her parents tried to marry her off at the age of 12, but her mother called it off at the last minute. A child bride herself, she did not want her daughter to go through what she had gone through. Her mother’s bold decision encouraged Latifa to become an activist."

This International Women’s Day, watch Latifa’s story: [ Girlsnotbrides.org Link...
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Latifas path to activism was never obvious Her parents tried to marry

Making bold choices: how Latifa became an advocate against child marriage - Girls Not Brides

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“Our courage doesn’t come from desperation; it’s a courage that comes from seeing problems as challenges” –Hina Jilani

From engaging men & boys to remaining outraged at injustice, five Elders highlight ways to reach gender equality, in this piece for International Women's Day:
Our courage doesnt come from desperation its a courage that comes from

Five ways to realise and protect women’s rights

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Mary Panke
Cynthia Mary Barlow
Harry Webb
Marilia T Hagen