Building a youth sports movement to use the influence of football to facilitate global integration through building sustainable practices which create dialogue and build resilient, individuals, families and communities
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Every country in the world uses football in building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet
The Biggest sport in the world is Football and the Biggest Need in the world is Peace.
At Football for Peace we intervene in worldwide communities in detoxifying them from key global challenges around social justice, gender inequality, water sustainability and poverty. Every single country in the world is suffering from some form of social hardship.
According to the global Peace index the average level of global peacefulness has declined for the fourth consecutive year, as a result of ongoing security crisis’s such as war, terrorism and a lack of access to education and basic needs. Those most affected by these consequences are young people among others.
Football for Peace are using the global influence of football with partners to bring education, resource and awareness to key challenges which are interconnected both locally and globally to support the UN SGDs 2030. Currently Football for Peace are hitting 13 SDGs at a global scale , in addition below are 5 of the key challenges we are working on and using the world of football to join and facilitate projects and initiatives that will allow us to hit these targets
Every young person suffering in the world deserves the opportunity to reintegrate and be part of a stronger community, in order to flourish and make their society a stable more united place. We are therefore creating a global community of young peace leaders and have set a goal to have one million signed up to the movement through our programmes.
-‘Cities for Peace’ is the main initiative through which (FfP) delivers its educational activities, creates ‘Youth Peace Leaders’ and leaves a legacy of a Peace Centre in the host city
-'Peace Matches’ delivers symbolic matches that bring together, community youth leaders, dignitaries, statesmen and women, football legends, diplomats in iconic world locations
-'Coalition Campaigns' engaging with different footballers, player foundations, clubs, federations and stakeholders to bring awareness to our 5 key challenges
-‘Football Diplomacy symposiums’ promotes the efforts of (FfP) by engaging federations, member countries, politicians, diplomats, mayors, football players and their clubs through Symposiums and Diplomatic Peace Balls to convene a conversation on how football can contribute to the world’s most pressing issues
-'FfP Impact Investing' active fundraising programmes engaging HNW donors and member states that resource our key aims
It is imperative for all of us to continue the development and growth of football around the world. Football for Peace is a great example of sports diplomacy."
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan
Target and identify disenfranchised global communities of all backgrounds and ages.
Create advocacy and neutral environments that promote positive dialogue, mutual understanding and shared learning opportunities.
Develop and activate 'Peace Matches' and 'Community Tournaments' in order to raise awareness of issues that exist in communities.
Bring together different people, communities and nations into one team, creating a unified team to play against our 'Footballers for Peace' team.
Create a strong legacy through our 'Cities for Peace' programme. Challenge mindsets by educating and empowering communities using our workshops and sports diplomacy toolkits. Create Youth Ambassadors to carry on the Football for Peace message.
The great work Football for Peace Global have undertaken, shows the commitment they have to using sport to help create a better world."
Wilfried Lemke, UN Special Adviser to General Secretary on Sport for Development & Peace
Football for Peace has implemented many successful initiatives around the globe. Today, our organisation is working closely with local and international communities to help promote continual dialogue and advocate for lasting change. Here are just some of the areas we operate in.
- 3Continents where we're currently active
- 11KPeace Activators involved with our activities
We are constantly increasing the number of cities around the world we are working with. View the ‘Cities for Peace’ page, or click below to get involved.
Since the very beginning, what we have been striving for has captured the attention of communities, as well as policy makers, and enlisted some of football's biggest names. These sporting icons go to make up our 'Footballers for Peace' team. This international squad of players have committed to participating and supporting the initiatives of our organisation.
It is great for me to be involved in a movement which contributes to peace by uniting, educating and promoting friendships between people."
Football for Peace has gained traction right around the globe, with many world-renowned people getting on board with the work we are doing. Because of football’s influence on the world stage and our unique process to create unity amongst communities, we have made great strides with the help of this ongoing support.
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