Join The Elders for a week of online talks and discussions about the global state of hope.

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Mary Robinson reflects on our shared challenges

“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that humanity can only thrive when all global citizens work with a common purpose.” – Mary Robinson

Watch Mary Robinson’s talk


Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Astronaut and Spaceship Commander Col. Chris Hadfield respond to Mary Robinson’s call to work together to tackle shared challenges, as part of The Elders’ State of Hope talks.

“The world is so beautiful, so varied, so ancient, so gorgeous, and yet so small and so finite.” – Col. Chris Hadfield


Later this week…

… We will hear from Zeid Raad Al Hussein on how to reassert human rights as the lodestar of international affairs; Hina Jilani on the global crisis of injustice; and Juan Manuel Santos on what Nelson Mandela taught him about making peace and being a good leader.

We will also hear from inspiring leaders from across society, including Malala Yousafzai, Kevin Rudd, Vanessa Nakate, Sally Osberg and Ban Ki-moon.


Join the Elders live online 16 July, 3pm London / 10am New York

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