Iranian badminton player Kaveh Mehrabi has spontaneously offered to get involved and be the link between the badminton community and Peace and Sport’s actions. Already a “Champions for Peace” - a club of 66 high-level athletes supporting Peace and Sport’s worldwide activities – Kaveh is enthusiastic about the undeniable benefits of sport in giving guidance to young people.
Peace and Sport, L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport is a neutral and apolitical international initiative.
Peace and Sport puts sport and its structuring values at the heart of development projects led within communities in crisis around the world. With interventions in areas of post-conflict, extreme poverty or lacking social cohesion, Peace and Sport makes sport a vehicle for tolerance, respect, sharing and citizenship at the service of sustainable peace.
Supported by governments, world sport governing bodies, international organizations, major international companies in the private sector and international sports champions, Peace and Sport creates synergies between various different stakeholders to carry out four types of action:
- Organizing an annual International Forum (next edition in Sochi)
- A Resource Center for sport and peace,
- The Peace and Sport Awards, to reward individuals and initiatives contributing to peace,
- Locally-Based Projects; concrete actions in different regions of crisis in the world.
Today, Peace and Sport has operations in Cote d'Ivoire, Burundi, Israel-Palestine, Timor Leste, Colombia and Haiti.