Entrepreneur Richard Branson is one of those
behind the group
Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, is to spearhead a goodwill organisation called The Elders, aimed at solving world crises.

The group, the brainchild of entrepreneur Richard Branson and musician Peter Gabriel, hopes to draw on the wisdom of its members – statesmen and pioneering campaigners – to tackle problems such as conflict, Aids and climate change.

How can such an organisation work, and can it make any difference?

Inside Story investigates.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on 22 July 2007.

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