A number of sport-for-peacebuilding initiatives have recently received high-level support:
Peace and Sport
Peace and Sport was founded under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The organisation uses sport to promote mutual respect, sharing and tolerance by implementing programmes in post-conflict zones which lack social cohesion and in areas affected by extreme poverty. The first Peace and Sport Annual Forum was launched in November 2007.
Generations for Peace
Generations for Peace is an initiative spear-headed by HRH Prince Faisal Al Hussein of Jordan. The initiative was launched in April 2007 and the first Pilot Camp held in Amman, Jordan in October 2007. Generation for Peace programmes teach sport, peace education and peer-to-peer learning models for young people in conflict situations.
PeacePlayers International uses basketball to bridge social divides, develop leaders, and educate children in regions of the world separated by civil discord. The organisation currently operates programs in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Cyprus, New Orleans and South Africa that bring together children from conflicting groups to play together and acquire life skills that will enable them to build strong relationships with one another.
The Peres Center for Peace
The Peres Center for Peace was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres in 1996. The Center focuses on a range of issues affecting the Middle East, including the provision of sport and youth activities. The Sports Unit implements sports projects that facilitate peaceful coexistence and understanding between Israeli and Palestinian children.