The Elders

70 Years On: Why the UN Matters

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

The United Nations brings everyone to the table, and asks the world's representatives to go beyond personal, sectarian and nationalistic concerns to realize the greater good. If we are not vocal, affirmative and practical in our support of this institution, then as Sir Jeremy Greenstock said, "we are not looking after our world or our children's world". A stronger UN has to mean a better world.

There's Something About Mary

One Young World | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
One Young World

From supporting LGBT rights to fighting for climate justice, Mary Robinson has never been afraid to demand change.


Nick Clements | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I was recently at a friends 60th birthday party, and he said because of his age he was now an elder. I have to disagree, for me there are distinctive characteristics which mark out an elder. One of them is not seeking status, another is being content to be unpopular.

Speaking the Truth to Power

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

This weekend I was in Dakar (Senegal) to meet Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is the most famous diva of Africa who has performed with global top artists like Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and who travels the world tirelessly to confront leaders with the truth on women.