Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace

National Policies and Strategies

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Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Commonwealth leaders have consistently endorsed the role that SDP can play in development and peace work, in particular in the domain of youth engagement and empowerment. This collection of papers, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies.

Written by CABOS members, independent experts and agencies, the papers reflect critical thinking and urgent debates among leading scholars and practitioners of SDP.



Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport for Development and Peace Programmes

Despite all the potential gains that exist from taking part in sport, stakeholders across the Commonwealth are increasingly recognising and promoting that without deliberate efforts on the part of clubs and organisations, federations and policy-makers, we cannot be confident that children will always have a safe experience in sport. In response, a number of organisations working in sport and development came together to look at how sports provision could be kept safe, under the banner of the Safeguarding Children in Sport Working Group.


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