We bring you the Elders’ latest reflections, insight, and analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic. This covers the period 15 May – 15 June.
Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Ban Ki-moon, together with Helen Clark, Gordon Brown and other global leaders, write in Project Syndicate about overcoming the COVID-19 crisis [https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/world-needs-breakthrough-year-in-2021-by-graca-machel-et-al-2021-06] and ensuring a rapid and equitable economic recovery in 2021.
In an episode of Politico’s ‘EU Confidential’ podcast, Mary Robinson talks about the responsibility of the G7 in ensuring vaccine equity [https://twitter.com/TheElders/status/1400769923421458433] and climate action.
Graça Machel is featured in The Guardian about the importance of global solidarity amid COVID-19 [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/07/graca-machel-global-solidarity-on-covid-disappeared-once-vaccines-arrived].
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on vaccine equity and President Biden’s promise of delivering 500 million COVID-19 vaccines [https://twitter.com/TheElders/status/1403284018104258562] to developing nations, in an interview with ITV.
Mary Robinson is interviewed on Sky News about G7, climate finance and vaccine equity [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1J6D2jcmH8&ab_channel=SkyNews].
The world needs hope, now, more than ever.
From 12 July 2021, The Elders will embark on a week of online talks and discussions about the global state of hope.