GAC 2014

Blair Offers Global Perspective

Respected leader’s foundation aims to make faith a force for good in the modern world.

February 13, 2014

Tony Blair continues to be active in public life.

The former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland now serves as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East, representing the U.S., United Nations, Russia, and the European Union. He works with the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international community’s effort to secure peace.

He launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to promote respect and understanding of—and between—the major religions, and to make the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world. The foundation creates opportunities for people, no matter their faith, to learn from each other and to act on shared humanitarian goals.

His foundation’s projects include:

  • The “Faiths Act” programme, empowering young people to take action against extreme poverty;
  • “Face to Faith,” providing global education to students by connecting classrooms around the world through digital technology and meaningful dialogue;
  • The “Faith and Globalisation Initiative” a global network of leading universities, examining the role of faith in the modern world.

The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative supports Africa’s most dynamic leaders in delivering the change their people need to relieve poverty.

Blair also now leads the Breaking the Climate Deadlock Initiative, where he works with world leaders to bring consensus on a comprehensive international climate policy framework.

During Monday’s Opening General Session, this respected and admired world leader will share his analysis of the world’s most difficult and complex issues.