The Elders

We urge the G7 nations to show leadership and to make political and financial commitments to Universal Health Coverage at their upcoming summit in Japan. This would be a clear signal from the most powerful economies that "business as usual" will not do if the world is serious about implementing the SDGs.
The margins of her reading assignment are filled with delicate pencil markings in the Bengali alphabet of her homeland. She has defined dozens of words she has looked up on every page: pampered, herbage, oppressors, sycophants.
Nelson Mandela, who founded The Elders in 2007, believed transformative leaders needed the generosity and courage to see beyond narrow self-interest. No challenge requires these qualities as much, or as urgently, as climate change.
As the first woman Prime Minister of Norway, and its youngest Prime Minister at age 41, Gro Harlem Brundtland directed her
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the "Wisdom of the Elders Pillars of Peace" conference focusing on peace, compassion and ethical leadership.
Name unknown "Together we engage in interesting and deep conversation," Boschet wrote. "We part with a respect for one another
This is our first priority for 2015: showing thousands of young people, and through them many more "adults," that a global agreement is necessary, and difficult ... but achievable.
It would be too easy to wash one's hands and blame politicians for their failure to address climate change. Any failure would be collective. Responding to climate change is everyone's responsibility.
At the time my eldest daughter was 6 years old and I was struck by the enormous contrast. Any opportunity that life might
Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl. This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide.
For the sake of our planet, a conversation that needs to be heard is the one between generations, between elders and young people around the world -- and those who are in between.
Child marriage is one of the most shocking and disturbing practices facing girls around the world today. Every year, ten million girls are forcibly married before the age of eighteen, many as young as twelve or thirteen-years-old.
A delegation from the Council of Elders (veteran leaders of the freedom and peace movements of the mid-20th century) recently led an interfaith service at Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of OWS activists took part.
Working to bring together non-governmental agencies from around the world, Girls Not Brides is confronting a practice that prohibits 10 million girls -- annually -- of the right to an education, health, and security.
While the practice of child marriage has been rooted in the traditions of many communities for generations and has remained largely unchallenged, this is all about to change.
On a learning trip to Ethiopia, where 49 percent of girls are married before they are 18, I came face to face with one of the biggest challenges that holds back the world's female population and keeps countries mired in poverty: child marriage.
The Elders, an organization of eminent global leaders first convened by Nelson Mandela, have announced the launch of a major global initiative dedicated to ending child marriage within a generation.
Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions. (Reporting by Jeremy Laurence and Jack Kim; Editing by David Chance
A tall order indeed and yet the European integration--however imperfect--was achieved. The ME is no different, and with a