The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP). Reason 16: Olympism! But not alone.
In October 2017, in Lausanne, the CIO’s position for the SDP sector was formulated thus:
“The IOC Sustainability Strategy started with Olympic Agenda 2020 to make sustainable development an integrated part of the Olympic movement. The IOC recognizes three spheres of influence and impact (IOC as leader of the Olympic Movement, owner of the Olympic Games and as an organization itself). The five focus areas of the IOC sustainability strategy are infrastructure, sourcing & resource management, mobility, workforce, and climate which are aligned with 11 of the 17 SDGs”.
Everyone should do their bit. The IOC, one of many SDP organizations, is obviously focused on Olympism and the organization of the Olympic Games. As for him, according to the United Nations, "the Secretary-General is the embodiment of the ideals of the United Nations and the spokesperson of the peoples of the world, especially those who are poor and vulnerable". As a result, the voice of one organization, specifically the IOC alone, cannot speak for the peoples of the world on sport for development and peace. See next.
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