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The Elders
06/20/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
For many refugees, the lack of a right to work is the key element to their destitution and lack of self-sufficiency, whether they be Syrians in Turkey, Afghans in Iran, Somalis in Kenya or Palestinians in Lebanon. Some degree of dignity, hope and – crucially – independence, can be restored through relaxing restrictions on the right to work.

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The Elders
The Elders
06/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"This World #RefugeeDay is an opportunity to appeal to what one of the greatest US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, called the “better angels of our nature. We need greater global efforts to treat refugees with the respect and dignity they deserve." - Kofi Annan

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
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The Elders
The Elders
06/20/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
LIVE: Fifty years on from the Six-Day War of 1967, Lakhdar Brahimi addresses the UN Security Council on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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The Elders
The Elders
06/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
From improved response mechanisms and enhanced assistance to host countries, to increased resettlement opportunities and strengthened human rights and refugee protection, we call for political will to ensure that responsibility is truly shared between countries, and that the vulnerable are protected.

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From improved response mechanisms and enhanced assistance to host countries to increased

In Challenge Lies Opportunity: How the World Must Respond to Refugees and Mass Migration

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The Elders
The Elders
06/20/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
"The voices of compassion and humanity - that often struggle to make themselves heard - should guide our call for action this World #RefugeeDay." - Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan urges leaders to act responsibly and commit to cooperation and burden-sharing as only in this way refugees can be managed with dignity and their human rights respected.

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The voices of compassion and humanity that often struggle to make themselves

Kofi Annan: Why Are Only Poor Countries Taking Refugees?

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Rick Cummins
The Elders
The Elders
06/19/2017 at 14:14. Facebook
Fifty years on from the Six-Day War of 1967, Lakhdar Brahimi will address the UN Security Council on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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Six Day War, 50 Years On: Lakhdar Brahimi addresses UN Security Council

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"If emissions, temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, large parts of Earth could become literally uninhabitable. I believe this would be an unconscionable betrayal of future generations" - Martti Ahtisaari

Following The Elders' board meeting, Martti Ahtisaari reflects on the importance of maintaining multilateralism at the heart of international relations in order to overcome today's...
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If emissions temperatures and sea levels continue to rise large parts of

Climate inaction: an unconscionable betrayal of future generations

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Julie Matthaeus
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Harry Webb
While The Elders have condemned President Trump for withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Mary Robinson notes that this will not stop climate action in the US, citing progress at state, city, corporate and community levels to move away from fossil fuels.

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The Elders condemn US for quitting Paris climate agreement: no one country can dismantle it.

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Sharon Rhine
“President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris Agreement and slash US funding for the Green Climate Fund weakens the already frayed bonds of trust between developed and developing countries”.

The Elders have condemned President Trump for withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Gro Harlem Brundtland highlights the enormous burden this now places on other industrialised...
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President Trumps decision to quit the Paris Agreement and slash US funding

The Elders condemn US for quitting Paris climate agreement: no one country can dismantle it.

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Boualem Kahlat
“The US reneging on its commitment to the Paris Agreement renders it a rogue state on the international stage.”

The Elders have condemned the decision by President Trump to quit the Paris Agreement on climate change. They insisted that the decision does not mean the demise of the Paris Agreement, and urged other signatories to continue to respect its provisions.

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The Elders condemn US for quitting Paris climate agreement: no one country can dismantle it.

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Brad Dawson
Rick Hardy
Liliana Beatriz Venier García
“Climate change is the great existential threat of our time. The Paris Agreement was born out of effective multilateralism and a desire to find a cooperative solution to a global problem. No one country can dismantle the Agreement. While the US withdrawal weakens that international accord, it will not trigger its demise.” –Kofi Annan

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Climate change is the great existential threat of our time The Paris

The Elders condemn US for quitting Paris climate agreement: no one country can dismantle it.

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Annie Walker
Greta Nuernberger Ferebee
“No one country can dismantle the Paris Agreement. The US' withdrawal will not trigger its demise.” –Kofi Annan.

The Elders have today condemned the decision by President Trump to quit the Paris Agreement on climate change. They insisted that the decision does not mean the demise of the Paris Agreement, and urged other signatories to continue to respect its provisions.

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No one country can dismantle the Paris Agreement The US withdrawal will

The Elders condemn US for quitting Paris climate agreement: no one country can dismantle it.

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Julie Matthaeus
Dave Deuel
Enid Allen
“The suffering in South Sudan should shame us all. It is an affront to civilised values, and the longer the international community allows the conflict and human rights abuses to persist, the weaker those values become. As Elders we stand in solidarity with the people of South Sudan and will continue to press for peace and justice.” –Mary Robinson

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The suffering in South Sudan should shame us all It is an

The Elders condemn political paralysis in South Sudan in the face of famine

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Admire Muchamva
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Suzanne Jambo
“South Sudan is a young country, but its people have been consistently let down by their leaders who have been unable or unwilling to move away from conflict and personal enrichment at the expense of the nation. Alleged war crimes and gross human rights violations committed by parties to the conflict, including the government and armed opposition groups, are prolonging the suffering of the...
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South Sudan is a young country but its people have been consistently

The Elders condemn political paralysis in South Sudan in the face of famine

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Lorraine Roberts
The Elders today condemned the political paralysis and failure of leadership at all levels in South Sudan in the face of worsening famine and humanitarian disaster.

They reiterated their view that all parties to the conflict, including the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups, are directly contributing to the famine by leading military operations that destroy civilian homes...
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The Elders today condemned the political paralysis and failure of leadership at

The Elders condemn political paralysis in South Sudan in the face of famine

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Wanjiku Mwangi
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LIVE: Gro Harlem Brundtland explains the importance of health for all and the challenges facing the new World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus –and what he can do to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Brundtland (a former WHO Director-General herself!) will be interviewed by Women Deliver Young Leader Unami Moatswi at Plus Social Good - which is...
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What are the key challenges facing new World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus? Hear from a former WHO Director-General at 1445 (UTC+2) today!

Gro Harlem Brundtland will discuss the challenges facing Dr. Tedros and what he can do to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Brundtland will be interviewed by Women Deliver Young Leader Unami Moatswi at Plus...
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Tomorrow at 1445 (UTC+2), Gro Harlem Brundtland will discuss why Universal Health Coverage is so important and the key challenges facing new World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Dr Brundtland (a former WHO Director-General herself!) will be interviewed by Women Deliver Young Leader Unami Moatswi at Plus Social Good - which is being held alongside...
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"No country alone can confront today's many challenges, however confident or powerful the leader of that country is"- Kofi Annan

In a Q&A session with the International Peace Institute Global Observatory, Kofi Annan, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson discussed the importance of reinvigorating international cooperation in order to address the world's most pressing...
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No country alone can confront todays many challenges however confident or powerful

International Cooperation: Elders' Q&A

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