Two of my favorite things: football (soccer) and post-conflict peace building efforts.
This weekend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined other diplomats at DiploMatch, a soccer match organized by Play31, which aimed to use the unifying power of football to bring together people who have been torn apart by war.
Play31’s vision is a world in which all children are free to play, as stipulated in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The goal of the DiploMatch was to raise enough money to finance a community tournament in Sierra Leone.
Photos credit: UNDP and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict