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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWelcome to week five as we consider football for international development, diplomacy, and peace. This week is slightly different as we consider some of the many social projects involving football in many different parts of the world that try to make a difference to people's lives.

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 secondsWe consider football for international development. What is the role of football and helping international development? What is the role of football and diplomacy? Can football help countries talk to one another? And what is the role of football in conflict resolution and peace? Does football have a part to play in making the world a more peaceful place? You will hear about, read about, talk about many fantastic social projects in week five, projects like the [INAUDIBLE] Youth Sports Association. It would be great to hear about projects in your parts of the world. So I hope you really enjoy week five as we consider football for international development, diplomacy, and peace.

Introduction

As you watch the first video for this week, consider the questions below:

  • Can football help countries talk to each other?
  • Why should the United Nations be interested in the power of football?
  • Footballers migrate from country to country, but can football help with immigration?
  • What contribution does football make to charity and peace-building?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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This video is from the free online course:

Football: More than a Game

The University of Edinburgh