Using sport to build peace and development

An international forum, looking at the relationship between sport and peace and development, has kicked off in Geneva.

Wilfried Lemke

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

Opening the forum, Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, said there were only four years until the deadline for the MDGs, and sport had proven to be a powerful tool for changing society.

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