Dear Friends,


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 [] 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 [] and climate action.


Graça Machel is featured in The Guardian about the importance of  global solidarity amid COVID-19 [].


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on vaccine equity and  President Biden’s promise of delivering 500 million COVID-19 vaccines [] to developing nations, in an interview with ITV.


Mary Robinson is interviewed on Sky News about G7, climate finance and  vaccine equity [].



Stay safe,

The Elders



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.