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An Invitation to the 2008 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth

An Invitation to the 2008 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth

All organizations and communities are invited to be part of the Global Peace Games for Children and Youth, which are held each year in the fall, on or around the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21.


09/21/2008 00:00



Each year the Games are an opportunity for young people all over the world to demonstrate their central role in the mission of global friendship, peace and development. The games are an initiative of civil society to show solidarity in support of peaceful solutions, nonviolence and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for human development.

The Games recognize and demonstrate the value of sport to:

  • Unite, motivate, inspire and educate
  • Encourage peaceful solutions and cultural understanding
  • Teach essential values such as cooperation and respect
  • Promote life-long health and social skills
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Strengthen links between children and adults
  • Contribute to the development of communities

All participating sites will receive special messages from the United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace and from the President of FIFA. All children and youth can sign the UNESCO Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence. A Certificate of Participation is prepared for all organizations.

Please join this important event that has been held yearly since 2001. The Report on last year’s 2007 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth and the Certificate of Participation are available for reference on The 2008 Instruction and Registration Form are attached in English, and are available in French and Spanish upon request.

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