Prince Albert II of Monaco has opened the 4th forum on Peace & Sport, which was attended by Venuste Niyongabo, Christian Karembeu, Ronald Agenor, Wilson Kipketer and Paula Radcliffe among others.
The forum will bring together experts and leaders from over 90 countires to examine the place of sport in peace-building, peace-keeping and peace-promotion.
Workshops during the forum will focus on methods of NGO fundraising, operating programs with limited resources and co-operation within the development industry. Delegates from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Kingdom of Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the IAAF, PUMA and Swiss Academy for Development will be in attendance to address the issues.
Peace and Sport currently has operations in Cote d’Ivoire , Burundi , Israel-Palestine, Timor L’Este, Colombia and Haiti.
Peace and Sport was founded by Joel Bouzou, current President of the organisation. Mr. Bouzou is an Olympic medallist, world champion of Modern Pentathlon and current Secretary General for the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM). He is also Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.