In 2015 worldwide, 40 active armed conflicts were recognised, causing 167,00 fatalities1 and United Nations reports that more than 100 million refugees globally in 2017. Population shifts associated with migration will change not only local demographic profiles, but also their values, norms, culture and political and social institutions, possibly creating tensions and conflicts. One human development challenge will thus involve forging peaceful and cohesive multicultural societies in many parts of the world2. Alongside this are challenges including violence, crime, poverty and homelessness, human trafficking, forced marriage, malnutrition and disease.
Source: Armed Conflict Database, International Institute for Strategic Studies.
 Source: Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone, United Nations.
To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:
The "Live Together" sport programme for refugees was launched in partnership with UNHCR and with the support of the Jordan Olympic Committee in 2017 at the Za´atari refugee camp. The programme provides seminars in sport, peacebuilding and life-skills, creating synergies between International and national sport federations and local agencies. Addressing educational, social and developmental needs of refuges of all ages, the programme increases the quality and quantity of sports activities in refugee camps.
It is supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Jordan Olympic Committee
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Friendship Games – Africa Great Lakes
The "Friendship Games African Great Lakes" are held every year in a different location between Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. The Games gather around 250 children - aged 9 to 18 years old - from the three countries which forges friendships and multicultural exchanges. Additionally the event promotes each country´s culture and folklore and youngsters involved learn the value of their cultural, ethnic and national origins.
It is supported by Training Community Centres and National Olympic Committees
World Taekwondo Peace Corps programme
The World Taekwondo Peace Corps programme (TPC) was launched in 2008 with the theme of "World Peace through the Great Taekwondo Spirit." Members of the TPC are volunteers equipped with one of the greatest spiritual heritages of Korea, "the Taekwondo Spirit," and they work world-wide with the values of that spirit to spread peace. TPC members are young men and women who have the will and capability to bring peace to the world despite a harsh environment. The mission of the TPC is to help the youth of developing countries to build a dream and provide hope that poverty can be overcome; promote mutual understanding of Korean and foreign cultures; share the message that a unified rule and understanding can help transcend ethnic and national boundaries thus helping to promote global peace.
World Taekwondo Headquarters
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Using Sports to Teach Life Skills
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In partnership with UNICEF, Anera has expanded its existing sports programming as part of a larger non-formal education programme for refugee youths. Anera uses local football clubs and other sports activities to teach conflict-management, life skills and health and hygiene education to marginalised youth. In partnership with over 100 local organisations, Anera offers sports courses, community sports days and tournaments for youth aged between 14 to 24 years old. Presently, there are 10 types of sports courses, including basketball, football, yoga, swimming and aerobics. Community culture is taken into consideration through mixed-gender and segregated activities and they also build and renovate sports facilities used by entire communities, including younger children.
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Kick for Hope - Dialogue for Peace
#Community #SocialInclusion #Play
Based on successful practices developed across the Middle East, the programme engages young Syrian refugees and Jordanian children in community training, trauma coaching and inclusive football activities. It also establishes safe, inclusive places for its participants to play and learn, both in refugee camps and host communities along the Syrian border. These spaces are then used to teach young people affected by the Syrian civil war how to implement activities that engage traumatised children and foster peaceful relations amongst refugees and hosts alike.
It is supported by Cross Cultures Project Association and Asian Football Development Project
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