Sector programme ‘Sport for Development’

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Sector programme ‘Sport for Development’

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Published 2014)

Establishing sport as an instrument for achieving development goals.

Background and goals

German development cooperation as well as state and civil society organisations worldwide are increasingly seeking and utilising new instruments to achieve development goals. Sport is one of these instruments, as was also internationally acknowledged by the 2003 UN Resolution 58/5, which describes sport as ‘a means to promote education, development, health and peace’. The United Nations has also emphasised the role of sport in attaining the Millennium Development Goals.


The tremendous potential of ‘sport for development’ to achieve the German government’s development goals has been little utilised to date. Alongside its importance in the field of education, sport can also serve as an overarching theme and tool in areas such as health promotion, HIV prevention, gender equality, violence prevention, conflict resolution, good governance, inclusion and the environment. It is the declared goal of German development cooperation to place greater emphasis on ‘sport for development’ and to utilise sport as a vehicle for attaining its development goals.

By tasking the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with implementing the ‘Sport for Development’ sector programme, the BMZ has taken an important step towards meeting this goal.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Published 2014)

Year

2015

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 23:00

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