THE 'CIRCLE UP' FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WORLD TOUR - 2008
Amnesty International and the Elders are inaugural partners of the Summer of Human Rights Circle Up Tour.
Sign The DeclarationLast Updated on 2008-03-10 15:41:57We still live in a world where these rights are being violated on a daily basis. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair of The Elders, recently announced the launch of the “Every Human Has Rights” campaign, calling upon citizens everywhere to join together (please sign it) to protect and defend the rights of each other by upholding the goals of the Universal Declaration in their daily lives and to hold their governments accountable for the same. More »
Mandela &Tutu Announce The EldersLast Updated on 2008-03-10 15:28:41
Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu Announce The Elders
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July 18, 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa – Out of deep concern for the challenges facing all of the people of our world, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu have convened a group of leaders to contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.
Nelson Mandela announced the formation of this new group, The Elders, today in a speech he delivered on the occasion of his 89th birthday. He was joined by founding members of the group, Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Mary Robinson and Muhammad Yunus. Founding members, Ela Bhatt and Gro Harlem Brundtland were unable to attend.
“This group can speak freely and boldly, working both publicly and behind the scenes on whatever actions need... More »
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