The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace
Reason 3: Helen Clarke, former PNUD Director.
On 13th July 2015, the third conference on Financing Sustainable
Development was launched in Addis Ababa. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon, who had succeeded Kofi Annan, our inventor of the
"Sport for Development and Peace" sector, had to find an
agreement to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the Ethiopian capital, the financial stake was major. Helen
Clark, the director of the UNDP, summarized it as follows:
"Addis Ababa is crucial because it is good to put a lot of words
on the papers, but all this will not work if we do not agree on a
how to finance everything, so to put gasoline in the engine of the
development of the poorest countries”. In Addis, not all countries
agree on the nature of fuel. Because not all countries have the
And above all the necessary quantity of gasoline is gigantic.
Sport and its SDP sector may well be drowned in this ocean of
The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP)