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Dear friends,

I have just come back from Evian, France, where The Elders held their latest board meeting. We were meeting on the shores of Lake Geneva, but our concerns were focused on other shores and waters which today spell peril for countless refugees and migrants.

The plight of these people and the response of the international community is a matter of human rights and collective responsibility. Sadly neither of these notions has yet been at the forefront of political leaders’ minds.

The crisis on inaction

Watch: Refugees – the crisis of inaction

Mary Robinson: "As we move to nine billion people, this problem is not going to go away."

Refugee or migrant

Read: "Refugee" or "migrant": how language contributes to their fate

Climate justice

Read: Why is climate action a justice issue of our time?

SG selection process

Watch: Elders propose new selection process for United Nations Secretary-General

Women peaceful

Read: 1325 at 15:
Are women really peaceful?



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