"...Sport builds bridges between individuals and across communities, providing a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of development and peace."
Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace
Sport is helping to bring together diverse communities worldwide; programmes which have been set up have helped areas split by war, refugees and young soldiers to integrate back into the community. There are many great examples of organisations, many non-profit, which have helped in this way - these include the International Table Tennis Federation which managed to encourage dialogue between the US and China, in the 1970s and the Cross Cultures Open Fun Football Schools. Another international organisation is Right to Play that aims to improve health, life skills and peace within communities and disadvantaged regions.

At a conference next week in Cardiff, discussions will include how to develop frameworks to encourage sports in devolved regions.