Doha, 4 August 2021 - Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), has joined Save the Dream High-Level Council, to help promote the positive values of sport among young people all around the world.
The WBC President is a welcome addition to the Save the Dream High-Level Council comprising of eminent international personalities from different fields including: Staffan De Mistura, Former Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon; Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Prize Laureate and former President of East Timor; Mohamed Hanzab, Chairman of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS); HE Sheikha Hessa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the Arab League for Humanitarian Affairs; Youssou N’Dour, Senegalese music legend; Iván Dibos, IOC Member; Marcia L. Dyson, civic-social activist; and Raffaele Chiulli, President of Sport Accord and of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
Commenting on his new role, Sulaiman said, “I am very pleased to be joining Save the Dream High -Level Council, and for having the privilege to contribute to this movement in a meaningful way. We at WBC believe in and share the same values and objectives in terms of inspiring youth through boxing, providing safe, fair, and inclusive sporting environment regardless of one’s religion, race or creed.
“Together, we pledge to develop a variety of activities across the world, to enable youth to benefit and learn from boxing, increase their knowledge about sport and the values of sportsmanship, and to learn how to cope with challenges.”
Massimiliano Montanari, Chief Executive Officer of the ICSS and Save the Dream, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mauricio Sulaiman as a Save the Dream High-Level Council member and we look forward to working together to preserve and safeguard the integrity of sport, as we consolidate our mission to use its power and influence to inspire and unite people.
“Throughout his career, the highly esteemed WBC President has constantly and consistently showed passion and dedicated commitment to promoting the values of sport. He created, shaped, and molded various and diverse initiatives via social and reintegration programmes aimed at promoting women’s boxing, helping boxers in need, and commemorating classic fights.”
Honored by the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with the 2020 National Sports Award for the Protection and Promotion of the Practice of Sports, Sulaiman established the Clean Boxing Program (CBP) which aims to raise awareness among athletes about the dangers and risks of doping.