Generations for Peace shortlisted for 2018 Beyond Sport Global Awards
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein applauds volunteers around the world using sport to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Generations for Peace has been shortlisted for the tenth annual Beyond Sport Global Awards – another prestigious milestone for Jordan’s top-ranked NGO and the world’s second-leading peace-building organization. Selected from a record-breaking pool of over 400 entries, Generations for Peace is one of just 35 nominees overall, and one of only four in the awards’ “Global Impact of the Year” category.
Generations for Peace Founder and Chairman HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein said:
“Being shortlisted for the 2018 `Global Impact of the Year’ Award by Beyond Sport is tremendous recognition of the efforts and achievements of Generations for Peace volunteers using creative and innovative sport-based activities for positive impact in Jordan and around the world. Since our Sport for Peace pilot activities with the Jordan Olympic Committee in 2007, Generations for Peace has deepened its sport-based peace-building curriculum and extended our reach to impact children and youth in diverse conflict contexts in 50 countries. Sport is a universal language that we know has the power to transform lives, communities, and conflict through providing a safe space that fosters understanding, acceptance, and tolerance. Using it, we can continue to build sustainable peace from the grassroots, for this generation and those to come.”
With 11 years of Sport for Peace activities and programs designed to work from the grassroots to transform conflict and build peace in high-conflict communities, Generations for Peace has implemented innovative programs in 50 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and is the only peace-through-sport organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its research arm, GFP Institute, continues to work alongside global academic partners to develop a curriculum to further deepen and expand the impact of peace-building sport-based activities in various high-conflict contexts around the world.
As a shortlisted award nominee, Generations for Peace has been invited to attend the Beyond Sport United & Beyond Sport Global Awards, which will be held this upcoming September in New York. Following the event, a conference will bring together over 400 industry leaders and global shapers across sport, development, business, government, and academia to explore innovations in how sport drives social change in communities around the planet, with a special emphasis on youth engagement, leadership, and social action.
Generations for Peace uses carefully facilitated sport and sport-based activities as an entry point to reach and impact children and youth of different age groups, integrating peace-building education to establish lasting peace in communities experiencing violent conflict. The programs are specially designed and carefully implemented to help participants develop expressions of change, including acceptance, inclusion, respect, and trust.