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Cancellation of Magglingen

Cancellation of Magglingen

The 3rd Magglingen Conference on Sport & Development which was to be held on 23-25 November 2008 in Magglingen, Switzerland has been cancelled.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has decided to come back on its decision to finance the Magglingen Conference, due to reconsidering and redefining major priority areas and key strategies. Following the appointment of the new Director-General, SDC is in the process of restructuring.

The conference board consisting of the Director-General of SDC, the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace and the Director-General of the Swiss Federal Office of Sport took the formal decision to cancel the conference last week.

Alternative options for funding and timing of a new conference on Sport & Development are currently being considered. Further information will be communicated via the Platform as details become available.

Further details about the cancellation of the Magglingen conference are available in an article in the German-language newspaper NZZ. Click here to read the article.


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Usha Selvaraju


Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 23:00


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