Secretary-General Encourages Harnessing Power of Sport to Transform Society, Empower People, in Video Message for Peace Forum

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6 December 2017

Secretary-General Encourages Harnessing Power of Sport to Transform Society, Empower People, in Video Message for Peace Forum

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the Tenth Peace and Sport International Forum:  Sport Innovation for Social Transformation, in Monaco today:

Sport has an unparalleled ability to transform, empower and unify people.  Involvement in sport teaches ambition, perseverance and teamwork.  The United Nations is committed to harnessing the power of sport.

Sport can be a driver of innovation to promote education, health and the Sustainable Development Goals.  In this spirit, I welcome the efforts of the Peace and Sport International Forum.

Congratulations on your tenth anniversary.  I wish you many more successful years of bringing people together.

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