Peace Child 2050 – The Future We Want

Peace Child in collaboration with Green Cross International (GCI) and the United Nations staged “2050 – the Future We Want” musical on 3rd September 2013 at the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

What Was It? From the team that brought you such hits as “Peace Child” and “Peace Child Alpha Omega”, came a message of hope from the future, an inspiring vision of how collectively humanity can prevail over the myriad challenges it faces. That vision was actualised Peace Child’s latest musical “Peace Child 2050 – the Future We Want”.

Why Was It Performed? To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Green Cross International, the organisation founded by Nobel Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, with the aim of serving the environment as the Red Cross serves humanity.

Where Was It Performed? The Palais Des Nations in Geneva.

When Was It Performed? The 3rd of September 2013.

The musical marked 2013’s 20th Anniversary of GCI, the nongovernmental organization founded in 1993 by Nobel Peace laureate Mikhail Gorbachev to do for the environment what Red Cross does for human beings. The story was set in the year 2050 when the nations of the world have jointly overcome the major challenges facing humanity and nature, pulling the planet back from the edge.

David Woollcombe, who produced the brand new musical, said: “Peace Child started by giving youth a platform to deal with the most pressing issue of the 1980s: the Cold War. So it is both fascinating, and fitting, to be working with Green Cross, the organization founded by the man who essentially ended it. This new version sees young people taking a lead in finding the political will to solve the problems that governments have signally failed to solve these last few years”.

Alexander Likhotal, President of GCI, said the musical was a testament to the vision of President Gorbachev to draw international attention to the combined threats faced by humanity and the environment, and suggest pathways forward that all sectors of society can – and must – embrace to give all people a chance of survival and the Earth a future.