The General Secretariat – World Sports Alliance – Intergovernmental Organization — 7 October 2017 at 07:45. This press release reiterates the essence of the official release issued by the organizers of the seminar.
Lausanne, 5 October 2017 – In the Olympic capital, at the Palais Beaulieu, more than 130 representatives of International and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Sports Federations (IFs) and International Civil Society, met for a seminar, studied and discussed strategies and possible forms of collaboration to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through and with the world of sports.
The UN agencies presented their programs and actions in favor of sports. The sport and humanitarian intergovernmental organizations, such as the Commonwealth or the World Sports Alliance, presented their proposals. The Universities of Lausanne and Geneva and the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) organized and moderated the debates that aimed to:
• Improve the coherence and effectiveness of collaborative action;
• Broaden knowledge of the different partnerships within the United Nations system, the IOC, IFs, and other relevant actors and their respective activities in this regard;
• Provide resources, practical tools, and information to better achieve common goals;
• Encourage the creation of new partnerships.
Practical tools were made available and exchanged and new clusters of knowledge were identified.