POSTED: Monday November 30th 2009
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Inaara Aga Khan becomes FIFA Football for Hope ambassador

The Princess has promoted humanitarian activities for many years and vigorously championed the cause of the most disadvantaged members of our society, particularly women and children, under the auspices of her own aid organisation, the Princess Inaara Fou

   

FIFA’s Football for Hope movement has a new ambassador – Dr     Gabriele Princess Inaara the Begum Aga Khan. The Princess, who holds a     doctorate in law, will immediately begin helping the movement to reach its     social objectives and achieve better living conditions for children and     young people all around the world.

   

The Princess has promoted humanitarian activities for many years     and vigorously championed the cause of the most disadvantaged members of     our society, particularly women and children, under the auspices of her     own aid organisation, the Princess Inaara     Foundation.

   

“FIFA     is proud to have gained such a prominent figure as Princess Inaara Aga     Khan as an ambassador for the Football for Hope movement and we will work     together with her to build a better future,” said FIFA President Joseph S.     Blatter. The aim of Football for Hope is to promote a high-quality,     sustainable social and humanitarian development programme, centred around     football, which focuses on the fields of health promotion, peacebuilding,     children’s rights and education, anti-discrimination, social integration     and the environment. These programmes have been devised with the needs of     children and young people in mind and always use football as the central     platform for promoting responsibility, fair play and dialogue.

   

   

New forms of cooperation

   

 

   

The     cooperation between FIFA and Begum Inaara Aga Khan, which is based on a     shared vision and mission to build a better future for our young people,     will see the two parties use a variety of channels and platforms to     communicate and bring to life the valuable messages of the Football for     Hope movement.

   

 

   

“I’m looking forward to working with FIFA because, as a worldwide     organisation, it has the opportunity to reach out to people. Football is     the world’s most popular sport, and just as the game and FIFA have the     power to inspire millions of people, they also have the power to help     them, provided all sectors of society – including governments, the private     sector and non-governmental organisations – work hand in hand.” 

   

 
You can watch the Begum Aga Khan’s video message on     FIFA.com.

   

   

 

   

Further information     from:

   

  • FIFA       Media Department – Tel.:       +41-43/222 7272, Fax:       +41-43/222 7373, E-mail :       media@fifa.org  
  • Phoebe Rocchi, Spokesperson of H.H. Begum Inaara       Aga Khan, Residenzstrasse 27, 80333 Munich, Germany, Tel.: +49 89 23 23       988 30, Fax: +49 89 23 23 988 39, E-mail: press@princessinaara.org,       (www.princessinaara.org)

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Keywords · FIFA · FIFA’s Football for Hope · Dr Gabriele Princess Inaara the Begum Aga Khan


Name: Nicolas Maingot
Organization: FIFA
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Phone: +41-43/222 7272
URL: http://www.fifa.com/index.html


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