Global Vision For Peace:
Global Vision for Peace was launched in 2003 by Designer-Developer
Xorin Balbes and national journalist Cliff Rothman as a non-profit
manifesting entity, using our platform of visibility and breadth
of connections in media, the arts, philanthropy, Hollywood, government
and activism and the belief in what can be to propel
positive change on the planet.
Our first venture is in using the global reach of the Academy Awards
to hold up the light of Peace. We believe in the power of a collective
vision of Peace, and are bringing together a coalition of Peace
and Human Rights leaders, Celebrities and World Organizations to
communicate that powerful collective vision.
We have ambitious, idealistic plans.
We are orchestrating the global statement to hold
the light for peace at the Academy Awards though the creation of
a specially-commissioned DOVE OF PEACE Pin ....
.... the official reception launching Global Vision
for Peace reception just before the Academy Awards, where messages
were being delivered from the The Honorable Mikhail Gorbachev, United
Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
and Yoko Ono ....
.... the auction of celebrity-worn DOVE OF PEACE pins,
whose proceeds go to remove devastating landmines and replacing
them with seeds of new agricultural growth via Roots of Peace; and
to Global Green USA and its American affiliate Green Cross International,
founded by Mikhail Gorbachev to recognize the organic unity between
humankind and nature, and promote the ethic of global responsibility
.... a special peace edition of Award-winning Summerhill
Pyramid wine featuring the Global Vision for Peace logo of which
partial proceeds go to beneficiaries....
.... as just the first outreach of Global Vision for
The vision of launching Global Vision for Peace during
the Academy Awards season was initiated by the unique global reach
of the telecast and the urgency of the need for the message of peace
to be disseminated globally.
The Academy Awards have the eyes and ears of the world. The impact
of globally-recognized and respected figures such as Meryl Streep,
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Eva Marie Saint,
Susan Sarandon, Pedro Almodovar and others wearing the DOVE OF PEACE
Pin and holding up the light of peace sends a positive message about
America and Americans to viewers in Hong Kong, London, Cairo, Sydney
all around the globe. The Reception and Press event in Hollywood
on the eve of the Academy Awards unites Hollywood with a single
voice in support of the message of peace, amplified by global voices
of peace leaders, organizations, artists and others.
In addition to uniting a coalition to hold a collective
vision of Peace, Global Vision for Peace has been created to generate
needed funds for beneficiary organizations, such as Roots of Peace,
Green Cross International (GCI) and Global Green USA (GGUSA), and
raise awareness for its support organizations like Amnesty International
USA, Oxfam US and Operation USA.
The Honorable Nobel Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev is
president and founder of GCI, whose American affiliate is GGUSA.
The visionary Roots of Peace works to remove landmines and replace
them with vines for grapes to make wine. Proceeds from the sale
of the Peace Pin and the Special Edition Award-winning Canadian
wine will benefit the beneficiary organizations.
We welcome your support, we thank you for your interest and we invite
you to read further about Global Vision for Peace.
Co-founders and Co-chairmen
Global Vision for Peace