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The UN Chronicle is a must-read for every concerned world citizen. Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information, this quarterly journal is your connection to the major political and social issues happening around the world today. In each issue, you'll read about international developments on a wide-range of topics including: human rights, economic, social and political issues, peacekeeping operations, international conferences and upcoming events. Every issue contains in-depth reviews and articles written by leading world figures, which provide an insightful look into the world today. The UN Chronicle also includes a review of current United Nations Security Council and General Assembly sessions.
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  08 Aug 2016
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The role of sport in achieving the sustainable development goals
Wilfried Lemke
After 15 years of progress towards the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world has turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In reviewing achievements and pending business surrounding the eight MDGs, the international community, led by the United Nations, undertook a thorough consultation process with stakeholders from all spheres of society and agreed on 17 SDGs to be pursued over the next 15 years. With the overarching aspiration of bringing people and the planet closer together and leaving no one behind, the 2030 Agenda is a unique opportunity to inspire global action for development worldwide, including in the field of Sport for Development and Peace.
  08 Aug 2016
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The paralympic games and the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities
Philip Craven
Are the Paralympic Games the world’s number one sporting event driving social inclusion? What first took place in Rome in 1960, with 400 athletes from 23 countries, has grown into a global phenomenon that brings together the world’s best Para athletes every four years to compete before millions of spectators and billions of television viewers around the world.
  08 Aug 2016
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The olympic movement, the United Nations and the pursuit of common ideals
Thomas Bach
When the people of the world cheer on their national teams entering the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on 5 August 2016, viewers will notice something new. For the first time, a team of athletes composed entirely of refugees will march proudly behind the Olympic flag as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
  08 Aug 2016
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Play it forward: The untapped potential of sport to accelerate global progress towards gender equity
Maria Bobenrieth
We are at a point in history where it is possible find to gender-equitable spaces in the world. The Parliament of Rwanda. A classroom in Iceland. Perhaps your local coffee shop. Sport, however, is not one of those spaces. It is, arguably, one of the last frontiers of gender equity. It is the place where discrimination against women and male domination are broadly considered reasonable and acceptable, despite the right to sport being enshrined in international conventions such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A girl in Mumbai, India, is still most often not welcome to step up to bat at the local cricket ground. Even in the most visible sporting environments, arcane attitudes and practices persist. This is evidenced by the fact that less than 1 per cent of voting members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of the world’s most popular sport, are women.
  08 Aug 2016
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Changing the game for young people in health and development
Michel Sidibé
This summer, hundreds of millions of people around the world followed the twists and turns of two major football tournaments: the 2016 Copa América Centenario in the United States of America and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Championship 2016, hosted by France. It is a testament to the enduring power of the beautiful game that matches played at such venues as the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, and the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille were followed by fans from far beyond the Americas and Europe; people from all corners of the globe cheered on their favourite teams and players. Football crosses borders and continents like no other sport, and as such can be deployed as a significant force for change.
  08 Aug 2016
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Pedaling a revolution
Shannon Galpin
Eight years ago I began working in Afghanistan, which is repeatedly ranked the worst place in the world to be a woman, let alone one fighting for women’s rights. I came to the country on my own with questions centred around gender violence and equality. I was cognizant of my own preconceptions as an American woman, but as a victim of rape, and as a sister of a rape victim, I was working from a place of curiosity. What are the conditions necessary for widespread acceptance of gender violence and oppression? What are the similarities in how Afghanistan and the United States address women’s rights, and where are the solutions? What does it take for women to have a voice?
  08 Aug 2016
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Sport as a means of advancing international development
Simon Darnell
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which contained a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  08 Aug 2016
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Sport promoting human development and well-being: Psychological components of sustainability
Juneau Mahan Gary, Neal S. Rubin
In the summer of 2016, much of the world’s attention will be focused on the athletes representing their countries at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As citizens of the world, we will marvel at the transcendent achievements of these extraordinary athletes. We will also celebrate the Games’ spirit, which promotes international friendship and cooperation, as athletes compete peacefully on playing fields rather than in conflict zones, in spite of their countries’ geopolitical differences. United Nations representatives have become active supporters of this Olympic ideal. The United Nations General Assembly, reviving a tradition dating back to ancient Greece, observes the Olympic Truce beginning the seventh day before the opening of the Olympic Games and continuing until the seventh day after the closing of the Paralympic Games, during which countries agree to cease all conflict and provide safe passage for athletes and visitors.
  08 Aug 2016
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Georgian rugby Unites to end violence against women and girls
Irina Japharidze
In 2010, unusual billboards appeared in the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. From the billboards, stars of the most popular sport in the country—rugby—called on society to engage in efforts to end violence against women and girls. Since the issues of domestic violence and violence against women and girls were taboo in Georgia and not openly discussed, the message was unexpected and even shocking. It was especially surprising to see rugby players, usually perceived as representatives of one of the most violent and masculine of sports, speaking out about it.
  08 Aug 2016
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It's never too late to start running
Maher Nasser
As a child growing up in Ramallah, I never enjoyed running or ran much, other than short distances in games with other children, in physical education classes at school or fleeing soldiers during demonstrations. In 1986, I went running in Jerusalem with a friend who ran 45–50 minutes every day during his lunch hour. I was exhausted after 20 minutes and eventually took the bus back to the Arab Thought Forum, the nongovernmental organization in East Jerusalem for which we both worked at the time. That was the beginning and end of my running experience in my early twenties. It was not until 2013, a few months after I turned 50, that I took up running again.
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Using sport to end hunger and achieve food security
Jack Brewer
Sport can serve as a catalyst for achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is poised, however, to make a unique impact on Goal 2, which aims to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. Sport programmes associated with nutrition and agriculture can complement programmes that tackle hunger and support education. Beneficiaries can be educated and engaged in sustainable food production and balanced diets. The spirit of sport is linked to the nutrition and wellness of a community or individual; this connection between sport and health can be used to highlight inefficiencies in the global food supply chain.
  08 Aug 2016
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Sport can transform children's lives and the world
Yuna Kim
As a figure skater, athlete and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, I have seen first-hand how sport can transform lives. It has certainly transformed my life.
  08 Aug 2016
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The Barça foundation: Sport in the service of social development
Jordi Cardoner Casaus
The United Nations acknowledges sport as an effective means of promoting health, development and peace, and fostering social inclusion and equality. It constitutes a unique tool of tolerance and empowerment for children and people with disabilities. These ideas are reiterated in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which highlights the essential role of sport in social progress. Sport breaks through the barriers that divide people and communities and can be used to help prevent conflicts and build peace. The FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona Foundation, established in 1994, promotes understanding between young people in school and in social settings, helping to reduce tensions and generate dialogue while encouraging the growth of self-confidence as well as trust in others. Our objective is to provide young people with the tools to become free individuals with values living in solidarity with others.
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