An organization placed under Monegasque law, the Principality of Monaco gives Peace and Sport a unique framework for development so that it can accomplish its mission serenely on the basis of values that are its own: namely independence and neutrality.
The only Head of State who is a five-time Olympian and IOC member, Prince Albert II of Monaco is one of the most legitimate personalities to promote the values of Peace and Sport at such a distinguished level. His respected personality and his long-standing commitment to peace, sport and the environment guarantees the impartiality of the organisation.
"I am proud to bring my High Patronage to ‘Peace and Sport, l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport’ a humanist initiative that through sport, promotes a spirit of civic-mindedness, of dialogue and of acceptance necessary to ease tensions and establish peace in the world.
Confronted by major crises linked to the trauma of armed conflicts, extreme poverty or the deliquescence of social ties, we have a collective obligation, even an urgent duty, to act in order to improve the quality of life of millions of men, women and children whose suffering is a blemish on the advancement of our century.
In this uncertain world, sport and the rules of sport are a source of stability, education and integration for young people in vulnerable situations, thanks to the values of sharing, tolerance, respect and loyalty that it generates.
Since its inception in 2007, through daily action Peace and Sport has demonstrated the utility of a neutral platform capable of uniting and federating a multitude of decision-makers in politics, sport, economic and civil life around this conviction.
By fostering concertation between these actors, Peace and Sport helps to turn sport into an efficient lever to aid the emergence of sustainable peace in areas of the world that most need it, and to offer new horizons to those for whom the future seems obscure.
More than ever, confronted with the enormity of need, Peace and Sport’s action is useful and necessary.
I am convinced that this organisation, driven by a spirit of generosity and solidarity, brings vulnerable communities the possibility to surpass their differences and contribute to shape a more unified, more peaceful world, concerned with preserving the dignity of each and every man and woman."
H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco