The World Sports Alliance IGO 

The World Sports Alliance IGO (the “Alliance”), is an Intergovernmental Organization organized under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969. (The United Nations TREATY SERIES vol. 1155, p.39 entered in force on 27 January 1980)

The Alliance was constituted on the 29th day of May 2007 when its 3 founding Member-States, Morocco, Niger and the Dominican Republic executed the Rabat Declaration ( E/2007/NGO/1)  referred to as its constitutive Act.


The Alliance is a legal entity formed and existing pursuant to international law and it possesses legal personality.

What is an IGO ?

The term Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) refers to an entity created by treaty, involving two or more nations, to work in good faith, on issues of common interest


IGOs that are formed by treaties are more advantageous than a mere grouping of nations because they are subject to international law and have the ability to enter into enforceable agreements among themselves or with States.


In this current era of increasing globalization and interdependence of nations, IGOs have come to play a very significant role in international political systems and global governance.


Sport, Development and
Peace for a better World  

The Alliance Mission

To use sport as a catalyst to design and implement programs for at‐risk youth, to facilitate the achievement of the SDGs through an integrated approach. So the citizens of its Member-States can live better lives.

Sports is a proven platform for positive social impact in civil society and the Alliance works to maximize that impact through an integrated economic and human development approach.


By focusing on health, education, nutrition and overall wellness, the Alliance promotes the values of Sport, Development and Peace for a better world.


The Alliance does not solicit contributions from its Member-States through quotas or fees like traditional International Organizations. Instead, it derives the funds for its subsistence from donations, in kind contributions and revenues generated from financial and commercial projects established between the public and private sector. Each project generates funding and annual income streams, a portion of which is allocated to the Alliance.

The Alliance invests donations, contributions and commercial revenues in Alliance projects, for the benefit of youth, within a Member-State based on a 20-Year development plan prepared by the Memebr-State in collaboration with the Alliance and within the Alliance global community.

The Organization 

The Alliance like its Member-States has an unlimited lifespan. The Alliance exists by and for its Member-States who share the common vision and purpose of mutually and collectively achieving specific objectives and Alliance Member-States benefit collectively from the financial and social resources created by the execution of Alliance Projects and Programs.

General Assembly 

 Member-States guide the Alliance Initiative and activities through the General Assembly. Each Member-State appoints one representative with powers vested in the General Assembly. Voting power on issues brought before them is based on their status with the organization, with each Fully-Fledged Member-State having one (1) seat and one (1) voting right. The General Assembly then delegates most powers to the Executive Office of the President. The first General Assembly of the Alliancwill be held on the second quarter of 2023.


The President 

The President of the Alliance is the Executive Authority of the Alliance. He is responsible for the implementation of the measures adopted by the General Assembly and has the role, function, power and authority to oversee and run the Alliance. The first President of the Alliance was H.E. Mr. Alain Lemieux, the founder of the Alliance. The current President of the Alliance is Mr Perry Geerlings who will hold office until the next General Assembly. The first elected President, following Mr Perry Geerlings will be elected by the General Assembly for a four (4) year mandate. 

Secretary General

 The first Secretary General of the Alliance, Dr. Gilles Klein, has been appointed, by the Founding President as the founder of the Alliance General Secretariat. Prof. Dr Zahid Haque is the current Secretary General of the Alliance and will hold office until the next General Assembly. The first elected Secretary General, following Prof. Dr Zahid Haque will be appointed by the President of the Alliance following the first General Assembly for a four (4) year mandate. 


Executive Office of the President 

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the Alliance consists of the immediate staff of the President, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. The EOP includes personnel who directly support or advise the President in the achievement of his role, function and duties. 


The Leadership of the Agency has been appointed as the Interim EOP of the Alliance until the next General Assembly.

Business Standards 

Advisory Council 
We are creating an Advisory Council
composed of seven persons selected by the Board of Governors including representatives of security, science, technology, banking and commercial interests, and with as wide a national representation as possible. The Council will advise the Agency on matters of general policy. Councillors will serve for two years and may be reappointed.



Investment Committee  

We are creating an oversight Investment Committee composed of three persons selected by the Executive Board. The Committee will advise the Agency on the development of frameworks and guides to define and evaluate impacts of investments and will report achievements of positive contribution towards the SDGs to the Executive Board and to members. 




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Representing 530 million citizens, 40 million children that lack..  

Education and Sports Programs ( ESP )


We collaborate with psychologists, educators and trainers from around the world to design curriculums that stimulate both body and mind with aim to foster the development of self-motivation, discipline, confidence, perseverance and self-control.

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National Centers of Excellence (NCE) and

Education and Sports Labs (ESL) 

Infrastructure Projects

We design Strategic Development Plans with our member-states based on social, political, organizational factors and positive contribution towards the SDGs and build education, research, training or sport centres within our framework and adapted to the needs and requirements of each member-state.



We assure the coordination, evaluations, quality assurance and delivery of curriculum documentations and training materials in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and then organize, coordinate and oversee the work of national experts through each ESL. 

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Business Standards 

Integration Board 

We are creating consultative and informative Integration Board composed of Ministers of Education, Health and Sports as well as representatives in psychology, education and sports. Representatives will advise the Integration Board on frameworks and guides to define and evaluate impacts of programs. The Board will aim to establish amongst participating member-states a Multilateral Cooperation Agreement for the integration of Alliance Programs into their National Education Systems.

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