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SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE THE UN SYSTEM IN ACTION

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The key elements of the mandate of the Special Adviser are the following:

  • Raise awareness about the role of sport as an efficient tool to attain development and peace objectives.
  • Lead and coordinate the efforts of the United Nations system in this field.

  • Promote the regular use of sport to address education, health and development issues and to increase understanding, peace and tolerance within and between communities, countries and cultures.

  • Encourage collaboration and partnerships around Sport for Development and Peace between different actors.

  • Support systematic, coordinated and coherent approaches to using sport as a tool to address development challenges.

  • Foster the inclusion of sport on development agendas and the inclusion of a social development perspective on sports agendas worldwide.

  • Ensure due attention is accorded to cultural and traditional dimensions, and respect is upheld for the principles of human rights (especially youth and child rights); human diversity; gender equality; social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

  • Urge the continued assessment of progress achieved and difficulties encountered in the use of sport as a development tool through research, monitoring and evaluation.

 

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