Sports for Peace Gala 2010






Renowned personalities and strong organizations supported the
mission of the gala

The producers of “Sports for Peace” and “Cinema for Peace” staged a major lobbying event on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup 2010™ in South Africa. The mission of this event was to boost a global humanitarian initiative and by featuring the grand kick-off to support the fulfilment of the commitment: “Education for All”.

  • Nelson Mandela/Nelson Mandela Foundation: The Nelson Mandela Foundation aspires to create a world class institutional platform for an important aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy: Promoting a just society through memory and dialogue. The Nelson Mandela Foundation endorsed the “Sports for Peace Gala” and made the Millennium Development Goal No. 2 a central part of the 2010 Nelson Mandela International Day campaign. The “Sports for Peace Gala” will, along with Mr Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, be a key milestone of the campaign.

  • UN  - United Nations:The UN presented its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) - advocacy campaign and promoted the MDG No. 2: "Achieve Primary Universal Education by 2015” through high level UN representatives attending the gala.

  • Government of the Republic of South Africa: South African President Jacob Zuma highlighted the importance of sports and the FIFA World Cup™ for South Africa when he stated in his welcome speech:” In the dark days of our country's history we found that sport had the power to change the world in a manner that little else can. Sport transcends racial, cultural and ethnic barriers in a manner that defies all reason.”

  • 1 GOAL: In 2009 the Global Campaign for Education launched 1GOAL which is campaigning in over 100 countries until the FIFA World Cup™ final in South Africa in 2010 and beyond. 1GOAL is bringing together footballers, fans, charities, corporations and individuals to lobby and achieve the ambitious aim of “Education for All”. Queen Rania of Jordan and FIFA President Sepp Blatter are the co-chairs of 1GOAL.