Call for governments to use sport to help development

More governments around the world should integrate sport into their programmes for development, according to the UN Secretary-General.

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon was speaking in Geneva, at the second international forum on sport, peace and development.

The UN-backed forum is also exploring how sport can be a catalyst for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Ban Ki-moon said the UN had used sport to help communities in many countries:

“Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the worlds, all the barriers. It is a world-wide industry whose practices can have wide-spread impact. Most of all it is a powerful tool for progress.”

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