Our history

Football for Peace was established in 2006 by FIFA, Chilean legend Elias Figueroa at the United Nations New York Office under the directorship of Dr Djibril Diallo and former secretary general the late Kofi Annan. FfP was co‐founded internationally in 2013 by British South Asian international footballer Kashif Siddiqi who then led a sustained agreement signing at the United Nations Geneva office of Sports for Development and peace alongside Mr Wilfried Lemke the secretary general’s special advisor.

The vital work being carried out by FfP reminds us that football and sport are not about petty rivalries, but about bringing people together to celebrate both our differences and shared humanity.

Pele, Brazilian Footballer