A.E Ramassà is an Ambassador of the United Nations Peace, Justice and Security Foundation since 2016. The Ugandan activist, and youngest African candidate ever to the Nobel Prize for Peace, Victor Ochen named this team located in Les Franqueses del Vallès as a representative of the ‘Goal 16’, which promotes peace and social inclusion for a sustainable development, making it possible for anyone to have access to justice as well as the construction of inclusive, responsible and effective institutions at all levels.
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The relationship between Ochen and A.E. Ramassà was born during the team’s trip to Uganda in April
2016. Ochen, fascinated by the social and educational task made in Africa by these Catalans since 2014, wanted to recognise the team giving them the title of ‘Ambassador of the UN Goal 16’. This was the just the beginning of this bond to achieve a better world.
Victor Ochen is one of the most important activists in Africa. It was the first Ugandan and the African
youngest candidate to get the Nobel Prize for peace. He is currently the United Nations Ambassador for Global Projects. After a childhood disrupted by war, becoming a child soldier himself, in 2005 he set up the NGO ‘African Youth Initiative Network’. 15 years later, Ochen is still working tirelessly to help nowadays young people become agents of peace.
A delegation from A.E. Ramassà travelled to the United Nations headquarters in La Haya on 5thSeptember, 2016, as being the International Day for Charity. The team members attended the opening gala of the Foundation in their capacity of Representatives of the ‘Goal 16’out of the 17 that the World Organisation establishes as the essential for a sustainable development of the planet.
During this event, A.E. Ramassà signed the agreement which recognises the club as a United Nations
Ambassador. The members had the great opportunity to share the experiences lived during their trips with the rest of the attendants, among which some stood out, like Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations or the worldwide-known actress, and Honorary Guest of the event, Sharon Stone.
In order to commemorate this exclusive honour, the club designed a special apparel only worn in events planned together with the UN and during which the club plays the role of its Ambassador. This outfit moves away from the traditional red-and-yellow stripes t-shirt the team usually wears -identity sign of the cluband choses a plain dark blue were the main star is the United Nations symbol, as well as the one for the Peace, Justice and Security Foundation and the UN Global Goal 16.
Several well-known sportspeople such as former centre-back and captain of FC Barcelona Carles Puyol, as well as ex-forwarders Carles Reixach and Julio Salinas, or even Málaga FC’s goalkeeper Carlos Kameni have wanted to support the solidary task our team is doing in Africa.