Football for Peace

Creating Dialogue & Uniting The
World

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Our Story

Football for Peace is a diplomatic sports movement that creates dialogue and unites people. Our contribution to peace is to influence diplomatic, social and political relations by creating neutral environments through our 5-step Peace Process, to inspire people to people advocacy.

Why?

Now more than ever, a very real need exists for the important work we do. Millions of people are affected directly and indirectly through marginalisation, that leave communities disenfranchised, facing preconceptions and negative stereotyping.

How?

We work with central governments, Football Federations, local councils and schools to help bring about peace and act as impartial negotiators in areas where dialogue has broken down. Our entire organisation is built around a carefully considered plan of action we apply to every discussion we engage in.

Our History

It is imperative for all of us to continue the development and growth of football around the world. Football for Peace is a great example of sports diplomacy."

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan

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Our Peace
Process

Identify

Target and identify disenfranchised global communities of all backgrounds and ages.

Advocacy

Create advocacy and neutral environments that promote positive dialogue, mutual understanding and shared learning opportunities.

Develop

Develop and activate 'Peace Matches' and 'Community Tournaments' in order to raise awareness of issues that exist in communities.

Activate

Bring together different people, communities and nations into one team, creating a unified team to play against our 'Footballers for Peace' team.

Legacy

Create a strong legacy through our 'Cities for Peace' programme. Challenge mindsets by educating and empowering communities using our workshops and sports diplomacy toolkits. Create Youth Ambassadors to carry on the Football for Peace message.

More About Our Process

The great work Football for Peace Global have undertaken, shows the commitment they have to using sport to help create a better world."

Wilfried Lemke, UN Special Adviser to General Secretary on Sport for Development & Peace

A Global
Movement

Talking To The
World

Football for Peace has implemented many successful initiatives around the globe. Today, our organisation is working closely with local and international communities to help promote continual dialogue and advocate for lasting change. Here are just some of the areas we operate in.

Global Initiatives

  • 3Continents where we're currently active
  • 11KPeace Activators involved with our activities
World Map
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Footballers
For Peace

Since the very beginning, what we have been striving for has captured the attention of communities, as well as policy makers, and enlisted some of football's biggest names. These sporting icons go to make up our 'Footballers for Peace' team. This international squad of players have committed to participating and supporting the initiatives of our organisation.

Footballers

Ambassadors

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It is great for me to be involved in a movement which contributes to peace by uniting, educating and promoting friendships between people."

Ronaldinho Gaúcho

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Influential
Line-up

Football for Peace has gained traction right around the globe, with many world-renowned people getting on board with the work we are doing. Because of football’s influence on the world stage and our unique process to create unity amongst communities, we have made great strides with the help of this ongoing support.

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3rd June 2016

Pele supports the charities '10 Cities, 100 School' Campaign

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20th April 2016

President Jokowi of Indonesia meets Youth Ambassador at Chobham Academy, Newham, London

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7th December 2015

Prince William visit to The Football for Peace initiative at Saltley Academy, Birmingham

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8th September 2015

Founders Elias Figueroa and Kashif Siddiqi at AFG/GB Peace Match, London

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8th September 2015

HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein meets the Peace Match players, Greenwich, London

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8th September 2015

Afghanistan & Great Britain Peace Match, Greenwich, London

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