Last chance to join The Elders for a week of online discussions about the role of hope in tackling some of the world’s most intractable challenges.

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The fourth and final State of Hope talk of 2021 is here and features Juan Manuel Santos on peacemaking, with responses by Malala Yousafzai and Ban Ki-moon. Watch the talk today, before we turn to tomorrow’s online live event together with Mary Robinson, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, Hina Jilani and Juan Manuel Santos.

Juan Manuel Santos on making peace


“This is not a time for governments to remain idle, but rather to scale up their commitments and actions for a world that is more just, more inclusive and a lot more sustainable.” – Juan Manuel Santos

Watch Juan Manuel Santos’ talk


Malala Yousafzai and Ban Ki-moon react to the talk by Juan Manuel Santos, where he draws on his experience making peace in Colombia, ending decades of civil war. They all emphasise the importance of peace to achieve a more just and sustainable world.


“From my perspective, education is vital for promoting and sustaining peace, and Nelson Mandela agreed. He said: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.'” – Malala Yousafzai


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


Don’t miss the Elders live tomorrow with Hazami Barmada as they discuss why they remain hopeful about the future, and how we can all turn hope, compassion and ethics into action.

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