Watch The Elders’ new State of Hope Talk on Mandela Day, 18 July


Over the past year, The Elders have been exploring some of the biggest issues of our time through a series of State of Hope Talks and Gatherings.

On 18 July 2022, Nelson Mandela Day, we will be releasing a new State of Hope Talk featuring Chair of The Elders, Mary Robinson.

Watch and share our teaser video on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

In the Talk, Mary Robinson reflects on the 15th anniversary of The Elders, the importance of hope in these troubled times, and the phenomenal inspiration we can gain from the great leadership of our dearly-missed friend, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


We look forward to sharing more with you when Mary Robinson’s State of Hope Talk is released next week. In the meantime, you can watch all of the previous State of Hope Talks and Gatherings at


Watch the State of Hope Talks and Gatherings