Pillars & Programmes

Since its launch in 2006, Football for Peace has developed a programme of activities that can be deployed across any country and engage any community, as required, through a combination of dialogue‐based training and education programmes, diplomatic activity and a youth movement.

Football for Peace is using the global influence of football with partners to bring resource and awareness to 5 key challenges which are interconnected both locally and globally.

In doing so we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through a contribution towards our 5 key pillars which are Social Justice, Equality, Water, Climate and Poverty.

Football for Peace understands the power of the universal language of football and deploys this through soft-power programmes to achieve success at individual, community and national levels.

Social Justice

Social Justice

Football is uniquely placed to promote values of coexistence, tolerance and openness to different cultures and transcend the differences of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age and gender.

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Equality

Equality

We passionately advocate and deliver programmes that support every individual’s right to an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives, seeking to enable women and girls, under-represented youth, those with disabilities, amongst others to be more welcomed into a more inclusive and sustainable community.

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Water

Water

Bringing back the water in the landscape enables communities to live healthy, prosperous and peaceful lives in their own native environments. Water, trees and life are inextricably connected; there is no water without trees; there are no trees without water; there is no life without either. As a result, water, climate and poverty are intrinsically interconnected.

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Climate

Climate

Environmental degradation, increasing aridity, global heating are some of the major reasons for unrest and migration globally. Desertification of the earths land continues to increase and scarcity of it at a planetary level which is leading to a frequent and long-term displacement of people from their native lands. In turn, this leads to increasing strife, stress, mental health issues and conflict.

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Poverty

Poverty

People who continue to live in poverty deprivation are often intensified by violent conflicts and become vulnerable to disasters. It is therefore critical that we build the resilience of the poorest communities and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate‐related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

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