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The UN system has been using sport in development cooperation for years. As early as 1922, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) established institutional cooperation which was later reinforced through further partnerships with other UN system partners.

Much of the support for Sport for Development and Peace policy and programmes is undertaken at the country level by UN agencies in partnership with local implementing partners. Such national level policies and programmes are supported by networking and coordination undertaken at UN Headquarters level through various mechanisms including the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace and the UNCG Working Group on Sport for Development and Peace.


Desa Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Department of Public Information (DPI)

United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU)

United Nations Peacekeeping

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Global Compact Office

 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP)

Stop TB Partnership

United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS)

UN Volunteers (UNV)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

World Health Organization (WHO)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
UN Women (UN Women)    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


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