“Sport and Peace” was the third Thematic Working Group of the SDP IWG to be activated. This occurred in 2011, and the Working Group is co-chaired by Russia and South Africa, after being re-elected in 2014. The objectives and activities of this Working Group can be found in the “Sport and Peace” Action Plan.
The Working Group focuses on the following three Strategic Priority Areas:
- Sport to Promote Social Inclusion and Diversity
- Sport in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
- Promote a Culture of Peace through Sport
You may learn more about each of these topics by reading the SDP IWG Report “Harnessing the Power of Sport for Development and Peace: Recommendations to Governments”.