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Sport for Development and Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda outlines a new plan for global development with the ambition to ‘transform our world by 2030’.

Central to the 2030 Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in providing the key reference point for global development efforts.

As this new era takes effect, the Commonwealth is analysing the contribution Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) can make to this global agenda. This report provides the key findings from the Commonwealth’s consultation and analysis processes.

The Commonwealth anticipates that this guidance will be of benefit to governments, as well as a broad cross-section of SDP stakeholders including sports organisations, civil society actors and development agencies seeking to maximise the contribution sport-based approaches can make to sustainable development.

The Commonwealth’s analysis of sport and the 2030 Agenda stems from a mandate to support member countries to advance SDP. Through policy guidance, capacity building and direct technical assistance, the Commonwealth Secretariat supports governments to strengthen policy frameworks, and to co-ordinate mechanisms and strategies to maximise the contribution sport-based approaches can make to national development priorities.

You can download the full Commonwealth analysis via the link below.

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