XL Generation Partners with United Nation Observer Mission, to be Main Sponsor of U.N. Sports for Peace Program.
At this occasion, Mr. Lemieux was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the Observer Mission to the United Nations in New-York, USA &, Vice Secretary-General by H.E. Dr. Alessandro Manini, Secretary-General of CISRI-ISP based in Rome, Italy.
This United Nations Permanent Observer Mission of the CISRI-ISP Organization, to achieve its humanitarian goals, has created a program named Sports for Peace in support of the U.N. MDG's 2000-2015. At the Millennium Assembly in September 2000, world leaders adopted the U.N. Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015. These goals, eight (8) in all, are an ambitious agenda for reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in emerging countries.
The Sports for Peace Program is setup to complement the U.N. MDG's with its mission to develop education through sport among the most underprivileged and to promote peace in the World. Along with other U.N. initiatives it will use sport as a way to promote sustainable development, education, health, and peace.
XL Generation was invited to participate in this ambitious humanitarian Sports for Peace Program, by giving to kids in need from around the world the chance to use their XL Turf surfaces. These surfaces were chosen by the Sports for Peace Program because of their highly superior characteristics such as being eco-friendly and recyclable, safer and more comfortable for players, and also for their mobility.
Says H.E. Ambassador Alain Lemieux, President and CEO of XL Generation: "I am deeply honored by this nomination, and at the same time, more than pleased for XL Generation to have been chosen to be the main sponsor and a full partner in the U.N. Sports for Peace Program. We believe strongly that this program will make a difference in the life of thousands of underprivileged children and adults alike. We are also grateful for the recognition given to our Company. After years of work, this for us is the confirmation that we have achieved our goal of developing a superior product which we always thought would become the world leader."
Sports for Peace has an ambitious program of fundraising events. Supported by XL Generation, along with many large corporate sponsors and famous names from the sport and entertainment industry, these events will raise substantial funds for the program as well as serve to raise the profiles of many sponsors' corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.
These funds along with donations and grant aid will enable the establishment of Sports for Peace centers using XL Generation sports surfaces in areas of need around the world. This will lead to greatly increased visibility and exposure for XL Generation and its brands, as well as the subsequent boost in business through the increased demand for its products worldwide.
The first ten (10) Sports for Peace centers using XL Turf surfaces purchased by the Program (Sports for Peace) have already been planned. These first centers will be opened in the next six (6) months - the centers are based in Switzerland, France, U.K., Canada, USA, Brazil, Ghana, Senegal, Somalia and Korea.
In 2006 the plan is to extend the program to the supporting countries of CISRI including Benin, Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Madagascar, Sao Tome Principle, Gambia, Cameroon and other African states, as well as expand the program into China and then the rest of Asia, the Indian sub continent and the Middle and Near East.
The Sports for Peace Program is a Subsidiary Commission of the CISRI-ISP Organization. As constitutionally mandated, all Sports for Peace activities will benefit selected U.N. entities, agencies, organizations and programs concerned in the support of the U.N. Millennium development goals.
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