Ela Bhatt on the rights of women and community development. Fifth in a series of short videos from The Elders supporting one goal: education for all.
Martti Ahtisaari on the right to security and the fight against poverty. Fourth in a series of short videos from The Elders supporting one goal: education for all.
Mary Robinson on a human rights approach to the Millenium Development Goals. Third in a series of short videos from The Elders supporting one goal: education for all.
Graca Machel speaking about society and children. Second in a series of short videos from The Elders supporting one goal: education for all.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When the declaration was signed in 1948, it was the first time in history that nations came together to agree on
basic principles of justice, equality, and rights for all. The Univeral Declaration has become the most translated, the most ‘universal’ in the world. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was awarded the Guiness World
On this day of remembrance, we pay tribute to those who have gone before and those of us today who dedicate their lives to peace, human rights and justice. And, in the words of Victor Frankl, let us remember that life will continue to call us to achieve more in these domains.
"Life never ceases to put new questions to us, never permits us to come to rest…. The man who stands still is passed by; the man who is smugly contented loses himself. Neither in creating or experiencing may
The Elders are working with a wide range of organizations to remind the world that much work remains to be done to protect the human rights of all women and promote women’s leadership. To mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, the Elders are running the Every Human Has Rights campaign. They are asking for 1 billion individuals, rather than governments,