The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives
Reason 2: Kofi Annan, some regrets.
The Kofi Annan’s role was crucial to promote and develop the Sport for
development and peace sector. Let’s remember.
Kofi Annan. It is him who in July 2002 “convened a UN Inter-Agency Task
Force on Sport for Development and Peace to review activities involving
sport within the UN system”.
In 2017, fourteen years after creating the SDP sector, probably Kofi Annan
regretted the closure of the United Nations SDP office On 4th May 2017. This
is why I accepted to participate in a reflection on the creation of a collegiate
direction of the SDP sector. For a universal mission, one organization alone
cannot support this SDP direction. As I have recalled, on 5th October 2017
at the Lausanne seminar “Achieving the SDGs through sport, in the
framework of the governance of the SDP sector, one of the major challenges
of the SDP sector will be the financing of local SDP initiatives, particularly
in developing countries.
The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP)