Where in the world can we find good leadership today?

As we look back over the past few years of CPNN articles, we find many good leaders in the world today. The photo above comes from The Elders, the group of leaders organized under the sponsorship of Nelson Mandela before his death. Below we find articles from the Group of 77 Nonaaligned Nations and UNASUR, as well as many leading individuals, some of which we only come to recognize when they have died, such as Father Berrigan, Julian Bond, not to mention Nelson Mandela. Others are still alive and we need to learn from their wisdom, such as Federico Mayor and the Nobel Women.

See also the discussion How can we carry forward the work of the great peace and justice activists who went before us?

Here are the CPNN articles on this subject:

USA: Libertarians nominate anti-war candidate for Presidential ballot

First message to the nation from President Bassirou Diomaye Faye – on the eve of Senegal’s independence day

France: Speech by Jean-Luc Melanchon on the force of action for peace

Dialogue Remains Best Key To End Conflicts In Africa – Obasanjo, Ex-President of Nigeria

In memoriam: Betty Reardon (1929-2023)

Daniel Ellsberg Has Passed Away. He Left Us a Message.

In memoriam: Walid Slaïby, co-founder Academic University College for Non-Violence & Human Rights (Lebanon)

Brazil President Lula’s speech to the G7

Cuba urges to make culture a Development Goal

Nobel Peace Prize 2023: PRIO Director’s Shortlist Announced

Interview with Helen Caldicott: “We’ve never been closer to nuclear catastrophe”

Let’s “work together for peace”, Nuns, Clergy Appeal after South Sudan Peace Pilgrimage

UK National Demonstration: Peace Talks Now – Stop the War in Ukraine

Letter To President Biden: Sign The Nuclear Ban Treaty!

Pope Francis: “Hands off the Democratic Republic of the Congo, hands off Africa”

Lula’s address to CELAC “Nothing should separate us, since everything brings us together”

Havana Declaration Outlines Vision for Building Just World Economy

What Steps Can the US Take to Foster Peace Talks in Ukraine?

The Elders warn urgent action on climate, pandemics, nuclear weapons needed to turn back hands of the Doomsday Clock

Rachna Sharma: thought leader for world peace

Martha Ines Romero appointed new Secretary General of Pax Christi

International Peace Bureau: 2022 MacBride Peace Prize recipients

Mikhail Gorbachev: The Last Statesman

Mikhail S. Gorbachev (1931 – 2022) / Imaginative and Unexpected Proposals

War Abolisher Awards 2022

United States: Statement by the National Council Of Elders

The Expert Dialogue on NATO-Russia Risk Reduction: Seven recommendations

The Elders mourn the loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

World Peace Congress concludes in Barcelona with successful participation

President of Cuba’s National Assembly rejects efforts to restore unipolar world order

India: Nagaland’s Rebecca Changkija Sema conferred with ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Award’

USA: Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks to the 2020 Democratic National Convention

US: Remembering Congressman John Lewis with gratitude

“Listening as governance”, by Amartya Sen

2020 Peace Prize of German Book Trade to Amaryta Sen

Transatlantic Dialogue wins Luxembourg Peace Prize

Trailblazing Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams Dies in Belfast

The Peace Brigades International, Guernica Peace Prize

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar praised as ‘accomplished statesman’ who had ‘profound impact’ on the world

Uruguay: Pépé Mujica, the ex-President of the Republic voluntarily the poorest in the world.

Lebanon: Interview with Ogarit Younan (prize for conflict prevention and peace)

USA: Sanders and Khanna Introduce New Bill to ‘Stop Donald Trump From Illegally Taking Us to War Against Iran’

The Nobel Lecture Given by the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali

USA: We Are Each a Precious Entity: The Activist Life of Caroline Bridgman-Rees

2019 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award winners announced

Honouring the Me Too Movement with the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize

Nipun Mehta and ServiceSpace to Receive the 2019 Goi Peace Award

Desmond Tutu Announces the Winners of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019

Seán MacBride Peace Prize Ceremony for Bruce Kent

Ajamu Baraka Awarded 2019 US Peace Prize

Ashland, Oregon: Peace conference attracts UN ambassador

Colombia: Rigoberta Menchú asks the Government to strengthen the peace agreement

SADC and United Nations honor Nelson Mandela

Richard Falk: On Taking Controversial Public Positions: A Reflection

The Elders welcome Ethiopia’s commitment to primary health care and digital innovation

21 Nobel Peace Laureates Have Confirmed Attendance at the 17th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Titled: “Leave Your Mark for Peace”

Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny – UNESCO Peace Prize

Michael True – Peacemaker

Nobel Peace Laureate Maguire Requests UK Home Office for Permission to Visit Her Friend Nobel Peace Nominee Julian Assange ln Prison in London

The resurrection of Dr. King

CJP co-founder and first director John Paul Lederach awarded Niwano Foundation Peace Prize

Mohamed Sahnoun, 1931-2018: Advisor for Culture of Peace

UNESCO Awards Jose Marti Prize to Roberto Fernandez Retamar

Dublin: Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases

Rigoberta Menchú speaks at the UN about obstacles to the culture of peace

David Swanson Awarded 2018 Peace Prize of the US Peace Memorial Foundation

Uri Avnery, leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom, 1923-2018

As UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan Stressed Need For Culture Of Peace

The Elders mourn the loss of Kofi Annan

INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

South Africa: Sisulu – UN Security Council Tenure Will Be Dedicated to Mandela’s Legacy

Pakistan: Asma Jahangir, Champion Of Human Rights, Critic Of Pak Army, Dies At 66

Ecuador calls upon the G77 to address the problems of the planet

Pope Francis meets ‘The Elders’ to discuss global concerns

The Spiritual Sources of Legal Creativity: The Legacy of Father Miguel d’Escoto

Gandhi Peace Award to Omar Barghouti and Ralph Nader

16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

XVI Cumbre Mundial de Premios Nobel de la Paz

Developing Nations Seek Tax Body to Curb Illicit Financial Flows

Annual Report of The Elders

USA: Father Daniel Berrigan, z’l dead at 94

Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence

Africa’s Contribution to the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace

Africa: How to Achieve the Freedom Promised

Healing Memories: An Exchange With Peacemaker Mohamed Sahnoun

USA: Julian Bond (1940-2015): Remembering Civil Rights Freedom Fighter Who Chaired NAACP, Co-founded SNCC

Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative

Federico Mayor once again at UNESCO

Y Federico Mayor volvió a la UNESCO

Search for Common Ground announces leadership transition

“Human Rights and 23rd Century Movement” Interview with Marta Benavides

Mandela is the new Africa

Nobel Women’s inspirational women activists from around the globe

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane pays tribute to former President Nelson Mandela (South Africa)

16 Days of Activism: Meet Marjorie Lafontant, Haiti

16 Days of Activism: Julienne Lusenge, Democratic Republic of Congo

16 Days of Activism: Meet Visaka Dharmadasa, Sri Lanka

16 Days of Activism: Meet Hania Moheeb, Egypt

The Elders debate ethical leadership (South Africa)

Dominican friar Frei Betto to receive 2013 UNESCO/José Martí Prize

El dominico brasileño Frei Betto gana el premio UNESCO/José Martí 2013

Le frère dominicain « Frei Betto » lauréat du Prix UNESCO/José Martí 2013

Journée Internationale Nelson Mandela pour la liberté, la justice et la démocratie

Nelson Mandela Día Internacional por la paz, la democracia y la libertad

On International Day, UN honours Nelson Mandela’s work for peace, justice, equality

President Morales Stresses Historic Nature of Unasur

Latin Leaders Plan for Union Based on Culture of Peace

What do we tell our children about war?

The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh

Peace Walkers – Peaceful Voices of Dissent

Summit Conferences in Havana and New York

President of Senegal Recognized as a Leader in Human Rights