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.



Sport for Development and Peace: Opportunities, Challenges and the Commonwealth's Response

This chapter provides a context for the Commonwealth’s engagement with sport for development and peace (SDP) by briefly charting the growth of the sector from the perspective of the intergovernmental SDP policy development and the establishment of pan-Commonwealth SDP policy instruments and support mechanisms. In particular, relevant resolutions at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGMs), Commonwealth Sport Ministers Meetings (CSMMs) and in other relevant pan-Commonwealth forums are highlighted.


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