01/10/2019 - 15:39

Monegasque sports organizations join forces to promote peace through sport

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Peace and Sport, the organization which promotes peace using the power of sport under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, reunited Monegasque sports organizations on Tuesday. As part of Peace and Sport 10-year strategic planning, the meeting aimed to create an active network of sports organizations from Monaco committed with the promotion of sport for social good. Participants reiterated their support to the Peace and Sport Methodology and the annual #WhiteCard campaign and reiterated their commitment for organizing solidarity ticketing to benefit Peace and Sport field programs.

More than twenty representatives of clubs, federations and sports associations from Monaco attended this event organized by Peace and Sport such as A.S. Monaco Omnisports, the Fédération Monégasque de Judo et Disciplines Associées, the Fédération Monégasque de Natation and the Association Monégasque des Athlètes Olympiques. In the presence of Adrien Maré, Champion for Peace and Monaco Rallye Raid World Champion, and Marlène Harnois, Champion for Peace and Taekwondo Olympic medalist, this meeting was the occasion to share best practices to maximize the use of sport for social good in Monaco and highlight memorable #WhiteCard initiatives and actions done around the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, proposed new avenues for collaboration :

“The Principality is experiencing an incredible effervescence in terms of peace-through-sport initiatives. Monegasque sports organizations are at the heart of the dynamics and share the positive values of sport internationally. Today, they renewed their wish to collaborate with Peace and Sport and we look forward to setting up new actions with them. ”

During this meeting, several organizations took the floor to present their activities. A.S.M. Football Féminin talked about its involvement in the promotion of the Peace and Sport Methodology which develops adapted exercises to embrace the positive values of sport, such as dialogue and respect. The International Martial Arts Center of Monaco explained its financial support to Peace and Sport field programs through the implementation of a solidarity ticketing at the Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters. In two editions, profits funded part of the ‘Friendship Games’ in the Great Lakes region of Africa and the ‘Live Together’ program in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.

Claude Pouget, President of the International Academy of Martial Arts of Monaco, added:

“We have been supporting the activities of Peace and Sport for several years now and we can only encourage the Monegasque sports organizations to partner with Peace and Sport, to support its actions and to help spread its values. ”

The next important meeting organized by Peace and Sport will be the Peace and Sport International Forum held at the One Monté Carlo from December 11 to 13. On this occasion, more than 600 decision-makers, including Heads of State, strategic leaders from business and the sports world, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, representatives from civil society and international organizations, will discuss how the peace-through-sport movement can tangibly make a difference to our society.

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