Sport unifies us across borders, cultures, and beliefs. Sport is universal, an international language transcending language, race and religion.

Sport offers a level playing field on which everyone is an equal participant. It is inclusive by nature and its fundamental principles make it highly effective in addressing problems of global concern. Doha GOALS (Gathering of All Leaders in Sports) is the world’s premier platform for world leaders to create social initiatives through sport.

Doha GOALS was founded under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

The Doha GOALS pre-forum in January was a great start to this progressive initiative. Pre-forum mentors, including world class athletes, media personalities, NGO leaders, and top executives from Coca Cola, Emirates Airline, FC Barcelona, The International Baseball Federation and NBA International, formed the start of our Doha GOALS community committed to making social progress through sport. In December, we will gather heads of state, policymakers, innovators, NGOs and foundations, sports scientists, physicians, federation heads, academics, athletes, corporate executives and competitors from around the world to create opportunities for growth through Sport.

December’s two and a half day forum will consist of taskforces and debates. Through joint engagement and dialogue, we will create a roadmap to build initiatives and partnerships for social improvement through sport.

We look forward to welcoming you to Doha in December.

"Doha GOALS is a sports-based initiative that we hope will bring the world closer together: through this initiative specifically, and through sports in general, we plan to advance both individual and group development for people all over the world."

Opening speech at the Doha GOALS pre-forum by H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani on behalf of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Emir of Qatar.