POSTED: June 27th 2012
Generations For Peace: Princess Sarah Al-Feisal furthers the mission with IDB officials in Saudi Arabia
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
June 27 – In her role as president of Generations For Peace, Princess Sarah Al-Feisal led a round table discussion on peace and development with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) officials in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A champion for peace and women’s rights, the Princess met with Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President of the IDB Group, HE Dr. Ahmet Tiktik, Acting Vice President, Cooperation and Capacity Development, and HE Dr. Bashir Omar Fadlallah, Director, Islamic Solidarity Fund For Development (ISFD).
The focus of the meeting was to outline the work and philosophy of Generations For Peace, the global non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable peace building and the use of sport for conflict transformation.
Princess Sarah said, “Generations For Peace and IDB have a mutual mission to bring sustainable peace and development to different parts of the world.”
“The impact which Generations For Peace is achieving in communities around the world is based on our unique holistic approach to peace building.
“When we combine the extraordinary energy and passion of our volunteer leaders of youth with the support of our Partners, and the ground-breaking research of our Institute, we have the ingredients for achieving greater impact and sustainability”.
She highlighted during the round table the effect of conflict and violence on development, the importance of empowering youth, and values of active tolerance and responsible citizenship.
Dr. Ali confirmed the IDB Group’s readiness to cooperate with Generations For Peace, to further their mutual mission and said, “Implementing joint programmes led by Generations For Peace leaders of youth will foster sustainable peace at the grass-roots, which is necessary for sustainable economic and social development in communities.”
In view of the Rio+20 summit that just took place Princess Sarah further added, “I firmly believe that to create ‘The Future We Want’ we must remember this connection between peace and development.
“We must invest in empowering youth and communities, at the grass roots, through programmes which promote values and address structural and cultural violence.”
The Generations For Peace organization was founded by her husband, Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, in 2007. The organization has mentored almost 6,000 delegates and pioneers from more than 45 countries and territories in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. They have touched the lives of over 90,000 children and young people.
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