31 January 2021 – Amman/Jordan: Generations For Peace has maintained its rank as the number 26 non-governmental organisation on NGO Advisor’s list of “Top 200 Social Good Organisations in the World” for 2021. The organisation also held onto its title as the highest-ranked NGO in the Arab World.
Despite the global pandemic, Generations For Peace was also able to uphold its position as the number two anti-violence and the number three peacebuilding NGO in the world. The rankings are measured annually based on criteria laid out by NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the non-profit sector.
Reflecting on the organisation’s success throughout the past year amidst the global pandemic, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, said: “The ability of Generations For Peace to maintain its ranking as the #26 in the world amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 speaks to the resilience of the organisation, as well as the resilience of our global team of volunteers. Despite these unprecedented times, Generations For Peace was able to quickly adapt, using creativity and innovation to continue to serve. Around the globe, we are proud to see our volunteers put our values into action and lead efforts to positively impact and protect their local communities. This global recognition is a true reflection of the collective efforts of our Generations For Peace family around the world. We share this recognition with all our valued donors and partners, whose support is essential to the efforts of Generations For Peace. Thank you all for your dedication to building peace, and we hope you continue to pass it on!”
Jean-Christophe Nothias, Editor of the ‘Top 200 SGOs’ list, also emphasised the organisation’s achievement, saying: “In conflict zones, communities often reject other communities, particularly those perceived as different. This is where Generations For Peace makes a difference: the organisation mentors young people to bring about powerful and desperately needed social change by building mutual respect, tolerance, and trust through dialogue. Further, Generations For Peace recognises the importance of reflecting deeply on its own work and the many projects it conducts. The organisation is constantly innovating, experimenting, evaluating, and then scaling up the projects that work.”
This distinguished ranking is determined by a number of factors including the organisation’s innovation in developing peacebuilding tools and adaptive programming, especially amidst the pandemic; its strong focus on impact measurement, participatory evaluation, reflection, and learning; its sustainable cost model; and its strong partnerships, including those with United Nations agencies, governmental donors, and commercial partners.
Generations For Peace is dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation through an innovative approach to peacebuilding that empowers young generations at a grassroots level. The only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee uses sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment to bring about positive change and sustainable peace amongst communities worldwide. As of today, the organisation has trained, mentored, and supported more than 19,432 volunteers from 51 countries, impacting the lives of 1,411,125 children, youth, and adults. The organisation’s programmes cover a range of conflict issues, from ethnic, tribal, and religious disputes to gender inequality, violence against women, and minority and disability discrimination.