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Doha GOALS kicks off

• Published on 10 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : opening 2012 Doha GOALS kicks off Prior to the official opening tomorrow (December 11), organisers of Doha Goals promised an event that would build a community committed to concrete initiatives rather than a 'talking shop' that ended when the delegates left. H.E. Sheikh Faisal Al-Thani, executive director of Doha GOALS, outlined the key topics to be addressed in the coming two days including the role of sports federations, how to encourage more women in to sport, the challenge of motivating children and youth and issues of budgets and funding. Some 2,000 participants have already registered at th(...)
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Reinventing the NGO

• Published on 10 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : NGO Youth 2012 Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are businesses and should behave as such, with the same focus on professionalism, efficiency and brand building that is central to for-profit organizations, according to the “Reinventing the NGO” think tank, held on the first day of the Doha Goals Forum. The difference for NGOs is that they have a social bottom line. During the discussion among participants, who included nearly two dozen heads of sports-focused NGOs from across the globe, a number of tools were identified to help build and strength these organization. Challenges and opportunities a(...)
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Sarkozy: Sport Is the Answer

• Published on 14 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : Peace FIFA World Cup Olympics 2012 For Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the French Republic, sport provides a model for how the world can solve at least three great challenges: maintaining national identity while embracing modernity, accepting the realities of economic competition while making sure it is fair, and bridging the many barriers that divide people.   In a speech during the official opening of the Doha Goals Forum, he also called on international sport governing bodies to be flexible on major event scheduling to open the hosting of major events to new countries and regions. “What brings people together (...)
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Formal inauguration of Doha GOALS

• Published on 14 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : opening 2012 Two students, four presidents and HH the Emir of Qatar took to the stage at the Aspire Dome to officially inaugurate Doha GOALS today following a formal introduction and welcome for the delegates from the executive director of Doha GOALS, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Al-Thani. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, had a message of peace for all peoples of the world, and stressed how sporting initiatives could overcome borders and contribute to building societies and communities by reaching common understanding. Welcoming the 400 invited students from 25 countries in attend(...)
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Youth take to the stage

• Published on 11 Dec. 2012 • Category :Sport • Tags : opening youth 2012 Youth take to the stage Proud and honoured to be invited to participate in Doha GOALS, two ambassadors from the 400 students from around the globe who were flown in to take part in the event took to the stage to underline their own commitment to the whole process of engagement through sport. From China, Kelvin spoke of the 50 initiatives proposed by the students themselves in response to a call from the organisers of Doha GOALS for ideas to create change through sport: “Our commitment to you is to show that the next generation is motivated and ready to play our part by sharing our idea(...)
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