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Juan Manuel Santos

Former President of Colombia; a Nobel Peace Laureate who led complex peace negotiations, ending over 50 years of intractable civil war.
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“I am honoured and delighted to join The Elders and support their efforts to promote peace, justice and reconciliation worldwide.”

Juan Manuel Santos

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Former President of Colombia

<p>“It is far more difficult to make peace than it is to wage war, I know it because I have done both.”</p>


Nobel Peace Laureate

<p>“Our first and most vital step was to cease thinking of the guerrillas as our bitter enemies, and to see them instead simply as adversaries.”</p>


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Environmental Advocate

<p>“It’s so evident that we are destroying Mother Earth. This is not the problem of one country or a few countries; it is the problem of mankind. We need to work together to stop this. Otherwise our future generations will simply disappear.”</p>


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