The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP).
Reason 14: Elite sport.
As a matter of fact, we continue to comment on the remark of the UN Secretary-General and the new Sport for Development and Peace policy that appears between the lines of this quote.
“In the sectors of sport, but also sport for development and peace, the United Nations would not need other voices than those of the International Olympic Committee”.
I do not want to believe that the Secretary-General is not aware of the complexity of the SDP sector and the need to take into account the diversity of stakeholders, but also their specific ethics and policies. The Lausanne seminar had shown a great diversity of approaches in the choice or prioritization of SDGs. The IOC and the federations had proposed ONE specific approach that was far from synthesizing diversity.
Sport, particularly elite sport, is an increasingly global phenomenon. Is it really a universal phenomenon likely to affect all populations on the planet? What about physical education, school sport, grassroots sport? What about informal and non-traditional physical activities, sports that are not organized in federations. What about the masses concerned by the SDGs but who remain distant from sport and its organizations in committees and federations? See next.
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