On the occasion of the 6th of April, the International Day on Sport for Peace and Development, and in tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989-2019), Save the Dream, in partnership with the International Olympic Truce Center (IOTC) and with the support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) – convened the International Youth Forum “When Sport Breaks Down Walls” in Berlin, to share and develop ideas on the use of sport to promote inter-cultural dialogue, peace and reconciliation.
Thanks to the generous support of Qatar Airways, 80 Youth Leaders from all around the world gathered in Berlin at the Der Diwan – Arab Culture House, on the 6th and 7th of April 2019, to support the positive message of unity within society while focusing on the power of sport to inspire and empower people across nations, regardless faith and socio-economic condition.
The Forum kicked-off a global campaign involving Save the Dream partners and Sport Ambassadors to raise awareness on the importance of using all possible peaceful means, including sport, to break down those walls which still exist in spite of the great message sent to the world in 1989 by the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
The messages launched from the Forum on the role of sport in breaking down walls have reached during the days of the event over 713,000 people across the globe.
The campaign celebrates today the opening of 2019 European Week of Sport and continues to celebrate the 9th of November 2019, day which marks the Fall of the Berlin Wall.