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Laureus agrees landmark agreement with Jordan's ‘Generations For Peace’

Laureus agrees landmark agreement with Jordan's ‘Generations For Peace’

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has concluded an agreement with Jordan's Generations For Peace which will enable the two organisations to work together using sport as the means to resolve conflict in troubled communities.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the Paralympic Games in Beijing by Generations For Peace founder HRH Prince Faisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, and Laureus World Sports Academy member Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The two organisations have agreed to share expertise and potentially pool resources to raise the profile of the use of sport for peace and reconciliation.

British Paralympic star Tanni Grey-Thompson, who won 11 gold medals in her distinguished career, said: "Laureus has grown enormously since its creation in 2000 and we now support over 60 projects worldwide. Like Generations For Peace, we share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers, bring people together and to improve the lives of young people around the world. My fellow Laureus Academy members and I are looking forward to working in the future with Generations For Peace and I hope that together we can change the world for the better."

HRH Prince Faisal added: "Laureus has become recognised as a global organisation that celebrates the universal power of sport to bring people together as a force for good and uses the passion that sport inspires to effect social change across the world. There is so much synergy between our organisations that we both agreed it would be beneficial to sign this landmark accord so we can work together in order to further grow and develop globally."

Generations For Peace was created in 2007 by HRH Prince Faisal as a global non-profit initiative to run dedicated peace programmes; bringing together leaders of youth from the world's divided communities to train them to use organised sport to unite children and youth, promote social-cohesion and create a demand for peace. It held a successful initial pilot camp in Amman last year and plans are being put into place to hold three more camps over the next six months.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 23:00

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