the participants at the 2nd Magglingen
Conference on Sport and Development, the
culminating global event of the International
Year of Sport and Physical Education (IYSPE
2005), pledge our long-term commitment and
determination to making sport in its broadest
sense an essential component of the world's
efforts to achieve the internationally agreed
development goals, including the Millennium
Development Goals. We reaffirm the Magglingen
Declaration - adopted at the 1st
Magglingen Conference held from 16-18 February
2003 - and recall all relevant initiatives,
conference outcomes, projects and events
being implemented so far, especially during
the IYSPE 2005.
resolve to use sport, with due attention
to cultural and traditional dimensions,
to promote education, health, development
and peace. In doing so, we respect the principles
of human rights - especially youth and child
rights - human diversity, gender equity,
social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
we commit ourselves and call upon the different
stakeholders to contribute to sport and
development by taking the following actions:
- Sports organizations: integrate
and implement sustainable development
principles into their policies, programs
- Athletes: act as role models
and actively use their influence and experience
to advocate for development and peace.
- Multilateral organizations and the
UN system: take a lead role in policy
dialogue on strategic and global levels;
raise the awareness of international actors
and other partners; strengthen networks
and enhance coordination; and carry out
and evaluate projects and programs.
- Bilateral development agencies:
integrate sport in development cooperation
policies and programs; and implement and
evaluate projects and programs.
- Governments across all sectors:
promote the ideal of sport for all; develop
inclusive and coherent sports policies;
involve all stakeholders in their coordination
and implementation; strengthen and invest
in sport and physical education in schools
and educational systems; and integrate
sport, physical activity and play in public
health and other relevant policies.
- Armed forces: use sport for
promoting friendship and for building
peace and security.
- NGOs: realize projects that
demonstrate the potential of sport for
development and peace; transfer experience
and knowledge; and engage other members
of civil society.
- Private sector / sports industry:
take an active role in addressing social
and environmental impacts in business
operations and across supply chains; and
support and invest in sport-based development
- Research institutions: develop
collaborative research agendas including
the documentation, analysis and validation
of experiences; and development of monitoring
and evaluation methods and instruments.
- Media: adopt editorial strategies
that ensure the coverage of social and
political aspects of sport; train journalists;
and raise awareness of the possibilities
of sport for development and peace.
All stakeholders engage
in a dialogue on visions, goals and frames
of action; and participate and invest in
the consolidation and expansion of global
partnerships for sport and development.
6 December 2005