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The goal of the UNOSDP is to use sports to help the United Nations achieve its Millennium Development Goals by 2015. It has been found by the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group that sports benefits its participants most in these areas:

  • Individual development
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Promotion of gender equality
  • Social integration and the development of social capital
  • Peace building and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Post-disaster/trauma relief and normalisation of life
  • Economic development
  • Communication and social mobilisation


(information courtesy of United Nations Office on Sports for Development and Peace)

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