Global Vision For Peace: our story

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 Peace.

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.


HeathCliff Rothman

Xorin Balbes

Co-founders and Co-chairmen
Global Vision for Peace