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FIVB President speaks at Peace and Sport International Forum

 
Photo c/o Peace and Sport International Forum. The FIVB President, Jizhong Wei, during the Peace and Sport International Forum panel discussion on 'What is the best way to concretely foster better cooperation between stakeholders in the field'?

December 3, 2010 – The FIVB President, Jizhong Wei, had the great pleasure of being a round table panellist at the Peace and Sport International Forum which was held in the Principality of Monaco from December 1-3.

President Wei was one of four panellists on the subject of 'What is the best way to concretely foster better cooperation between stakeholders in the field?' on Friday. Other panellists included the president of Colombianitos, Ms Patricia Angela Janiot, and FIFA's head of social responsibility, Mr Federico Addiechi. The chief of staff for Norway's minister of foreign affairs, Mr Stig Traavik, was the moderator.

"The key point for the FIVB is development with the priority on under-developed countries and regions and in these regions, the priority is the poor people, the children and the school sports," President Wei told the panel. "For the FIVB, the student in school is the future of our better world so we have to educate them and the only way is through sports activities and competitions. The FIVB has decided to cooperate with the United Nations and if we work together with the other federations we can achieve the goal of peace through sport."

The annual Peace and Sport International Forum under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco brings together representatives from global sport governance, governments, major international organisations, NGOs, athletes, members of civil society and the private sector.

See the panel discussion here



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