The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP)
Reason 12: Universality
Therefore, in PyeongChang, the Secretary-General of the United Nations said: “I have decided that the UN does not need to have any other voice in relation to sports but the voice of the International Olympic Committee”.
In the sectors of sport, but also the Sport for Development and Peace, the United Nations would not need other voices than those of the International Olympic Committee. This choice questions the notion of universality. I thought that the UN mission was universal by definition: Millennium Declaration 2000, Millennium Development Goals 2001, Sustainable Development Goals 2015, Agenda 2030 "Transforming the World". Its article 37 is very sad. Reading this statement by the Secretary-General, I have not doubted the mission of the United Nations, but my understanding of the notion of universality. So, I went back to those big dictionaries that give you a diversity of definition for the same word. I propose the first two:
- Character of what extends to everything, of what embraces everything.
- Character of what extends to the whole earth, of what is spread everywhere.
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