Programme of the Second International Peace and Sport Forum

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7pm - 7:45pm

    Salle François Blanc - Sporting d’Hiver

    Under the Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

  • Mr Joël Bouzou
    President and Founder of Peace and Sport

    H.R.H. Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz
    Vice-President - General Presidency of Youth and Welfare – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    President of the Executive Board – Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee - IOC Member
    Peace and Sport Ambassador

    Nawal El Moutawakel
    Minister of Youth and Sport for Morocco – IOC Executive Board Member

    Mr Ser Miang Ng
    IOC Executive Board Member

    Mr Wilfried Lemke
    Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace




  • SESSION 1 : 9am – 10:30am
    “Sport as a Geopolitical Instrument for Peace”
  • Can sport be used as a tool to prevent conflict in areas of ethnic tension?

    Under which circumstances can sport help to protect future generations?

    Can sport be considered as an instrument for diplomatic rapprochement?



    Mr Wataru Iwamoto

    Director of Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy – UNESCO



    Mr Joël Bouzou

    President and Founder of Peace and Sport


    Round Table:

    Mr Ralf-René Weingärtner

    Director of Youth and Sport for the Council of Europe

    Brig. Gen. Dr. Gianni Gola

    President - Confédération Internationale du Sport Militaire (CISM)

    Mr Teo Ser Luck

    Senior Parliamentary Secretary

    Singapore Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

    Mr Pascal Boniface

    Director - Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS)


    Case-study illustration: Burundi

    Mr Dominique Niyonzima

    Chief of Operations for “Flambeau de la Paix”

    Mr Tharcisse Harerimana

    Executive Secretary of the National Olympic Committee for Burundi


  • SESSION 2 : 10:45am - 12:30pm
    “Harmonising Action by Government with Action from the Sports Movement”
  • What is the potential of sport to answer the needs expressed by political decision-makers?

    Under which conditions can sport provide operational solutions?

    How can we define a legal framework to create the best conditions for reconciling communities through sport?



    Mr Wilfried Lemke

    Special Adviser to the Secretary General of United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace



    Ms Lindsay Glassco

    Director of Policy – Sport for Development and Peace at Right To Play International


    Round Table:

    Hon. Prof. Helen Jepkemoi Sambili

    Minister of Youth and Sport for Kenya

    Mr Abdelaziz Benslimane

    Representative from Ministry of Youth and Sports for Morocco

    Gen. Souhail Khoury

    President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee


    Case-study illustration: Timor-Leste

    Mr Miguel Manetelu - Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, Timor Leste

    Mr João Viegas Carrascalão – President of the National Olympic Committee

    Mr Jan Fransoo President of the International Korfball Federation / GAISF Council Member


  • SESSION 3 : 2:30pm – 4:15pm
    “National Olympic Committees – International Federations and National Federations Interact for Peace”
  • How can the national sports movement, through its local knowledge, add value to the expertise of International Federations?
    As important role models for youth, what support can athletes bring?


    Mr Joseph Patrick Hickey
    President of the European Olympic Committees – IOC Member

    Mr Tomas Amos Ganda Sithole
    Director of the IOC International Cooperation and Development Department - IOC

    Round Table:
    Mr Hassan Moustafa
    President of the International Handball Federation
    Mr Jose Perurena
    President of the International Canoe Federation
    Mr Glenn Tepper
    Director of Development Programmes for the International Table Tennis Federation
    Mr Richard Fosbury
    President of the World Olympian Association
    Mr Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa
    Head of International Relations for the Qatar Olympic Committee

    Case-study illustration: Cote d’Ivoire
    H.E Mr Dagobert Banzio – Minister of Youth and Sports
    Mr Jan-Eirik Schiotz - Director “Judo for Peace” Commission of the International Judo Federation
    Mr Isaac Angbo - President of the National Judo Federation

  • SESSION 4 : 4:30pm - 6:15pm
    “What is the Role of Sport in Areas of Tension?”

  • Moderator:
    Mr Mario Pescante
    Chairman of the IOC International Relations Commission - Peace and Sport Ambassador

    H.E. Prof. Manuel Hassassian
    Ambassador of the Palestinian General Delegation to the United Kingdom
    Ms Talya Lador-Fresher
    Deputy Ambassador - Israeli Embassy to the United Kingdom
    H.E. Ms Tahani Abu Daqqa
    Minister of Youth and Sports – Palestinian Authority
    Mr Effraim Zinger
    Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Israel

    Case-study illustration: Jerusalem Suburbs Community Center
    Mr Colin Hames Director

    Case-study illustration: Peres Center for Peace - Al Quds Association
    Mr Eran Levy : Deputy Director General for International Relations – Peres Center for Peace
    Mr Bassam Aramin : Director of the Al Quds Association




  • SESSION 5 : 9am -10:15am
    “Sport, Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility”
    New challenges for Corporate Social Responsibility
    What kind of partnerships contribute towards sustainable social stability?
    How can supporting a programme for peace through sport strengthen a company’s social identity?

  • Introduction:
    Ms Lucie Hrbkova
    Chief of Office for the United Nations Office for Partnerships

    Mr Georges Vanderchmitt
    President of Carat Sport

    Round Table:
    Mr Adnan Houdrouge
    Chairman of Mercure International Monaco - Peace and Sport Ambassador
    Ms Elena Anikina
    Vice-President of Onexim Group, Peace and Sport Founding Partner
    Mr Ron Andruff
    CEO of DotSport LLC

    Case-study illustration
    Ms Monica Ospina-Remont– Member of the Board of Trustees for Colombianitos
  • SESSION 6 : 10:45am - 12:15pm
    “The Challenges of Sustainability”
    What are the best ways of transferring skills to local stakeholders?
    What are the optimal methods for carrying out a targeted evaluation of a programme in the long term?
    How can we progress from structured sports practice to a functional environment for social reinsertion?
    The challenges in 2009 for achieving peace through sport.

    Mr Geoff Thompson
    Executive Chairman of Youth Charter

    Round Table:
    Ms Mithra Akhbari
    Research Analyst for the Swiss Academy for Development
    Mr Rolf Skjoldebrand
    Vice-President of Get The Point Initiative Association
    Mr Dave Miley
    Executive Development Director of the International Tennis Federation