“1999. Peter Gabriel begins a conversation with Richard Branson about the Elders – a new gathering of world leaders who will come together to guide and support our “global village”. For their model they looked to traditional village elders, trusted by their people to resolve conflict within their communities.
In 2001 Gabriel and Branson take their idea to Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel. Mandela is immediately enthusiastic and, with the help of Graca Machel and Desmond Tutu, sets about bringing together the group of Elders you see here today."
This design uses both the dove and the colour olive green, two symbols of peace, and a common phrase from childhood.
Listen To Your