19/07/2019 - 10:19

Peace and Sport releases its 2018 annual report

Peace and Sport releases its annual report on the organization’s most recent efforts to help vulnerable communities build sustainable peace through sport. This report presents 2018 accomplishments as well as actions that can be done to show that sport can act positively at all levels of society.

In 2017, Peace and Sport, the organization anchored in the Principality of Monaco, celebrated its 10th anniversary and set up a 10-year strategy implemented the following year based on its values: neutrality, inclusion, equity, resilience, independence and dialogue. As such, 2018 was a pivotal year for the organization and it was marked by growing social, economic and environmental challenges around the world. In this context, Peace and Sport took concrete action to prove the federating, educational and social impact of sport through sport diplomacy initiatives and field programs.

Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, declared:

“I set up Peace and Sport as the culmination of a personal journey. Based in the Principality of Monaco, benefitting from its neutrality and the support of the Sovereign Prince – himself a five time Olympian – I wanted to share my conviction that peace is learned, taught and transmitted and that anyone can play sport with limited resources, even in hostile environments. Building on 11 years of experience, Peace and Sport demonstrated its ability to use sport as a diplomatic tool to bring leaders from countries in conflict closer together.”

Peace and Sport’s annual report is built around the four key pillars of the organization – Mobilize, Connect, Demonstrate, Advocate – and details the results achieved in 2018 with its partners. Using facts, figures, photos and graphics, it sheds light on the diversity of Peace and Sport’s activities, each of which works in a complementary manner to build sustainable peace through sport.

Click here to read the report

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