The Peace and Sport Founding Forum took place in Monaco from 3 – 5 December 2007.
It brought together 150 participants:
- 25 Governments
- 20 National Olympic Committees
- 20 International Sports Federations
- 20 Non-Governmental Organizations
- 15 members of the International Olympic Committee
Highlights of Forum 2007:
- A world first: "The most comprehensive Forum" ever organized on the subject of peace through sport (HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in his closing speech)
- The memorable handshake between His Excellency Mr. Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian ambassador to Britain, and Mr. Galeb Majadle, Minister of Culture, Sports and Science of Israel, providing "concrete evidence that sport can bring about better understanding and break down prejudices”.