co-authored by Drs. Mary Catherine Bateson and Joan Lombardi
Nelson Mandela left his mark on his country and the world, dedicating his life to justice and equality.
We want to talk about a cause that Mandela championed: The Elders,
an independent group of global leaders, chaired by former UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and whose members include, among others,
former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson (Ireland) and Ernesto
Six years after Mandela launched this group, with help from other
leaders from South Africa and around the world, The Elders continue to
promote the shared interests of humanity by working on issues ranging
from climate justice to promoting equality between men and women to
ending conflict in the Middle East to political reform and
peace-building processes in Myanmar.
The Elders set up a strategic 2014-17 framework with the hope of establishing a just and inclusive global community for future generations, one free from fear and want.
read the full article at the Huffington Post