Registration for this year's Peace and Sport International Forum is set to open in July ©Peace and Sport

Peace and Sport has confirmed that the eighth edition of its International Forum will be held in Monaco from November 25 to 27, with registration due to open in July. 

The event will bring together more than 500 leading figures from the international sports movement, the private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations, as well as political leaders and Peace and Sport’s Champions for Peace.

Held under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Forum has become the key annual event for peace promoters around the world.

Six of the previous seven editions have been held in Monaco, with Sochi, hosts of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, hosting the first-ever Forum outside the principality in 2012.

At last month’s SportAccord Convention in the Russian city, Peace and Sport launched a new virtual forum, aimed at fostering the development of the peace through the sport movement and offering its stakeholders a neutral, relevant and daily digest of the latest news.

Peace and Sport Watch is supported by international news agency Agence France-Presse, whose global head of sport Vincent Amalvy was present at the unveiling alongside Peace and Sport President and founder Joël Bouzou.

Sochi played host to the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum
Sochi played host to the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum ©Getty Images

The Watch website, which can be accessed by clicking here, features a practical tool for information on upcoming events relevant to the peace through sport movement.

Also in attendance at the launch was Charmaine Crooks, the five-time Olympian from Canada, a silver medallist in the women’s 4x400 metres relay at Los Angeles 1984.

Crooks is one of Peace and Sport’s 82 Champions for Peace from across five continents, a list which also includes eight-time Grand Slam winner and world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Champions for Peace are top-level sportsmen and women, who are either still active or retired and wish to help disadvantaged communities through sport.

They act as role models, heroes and a source of inspiration for young people throughout the world, giving some of their time to help peace-promoting projects and peace-building through sport.

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