Coalition members have all signed up to one or more of the following pledges presented at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum:
- To promote and ensure access for all refugees, without distinction of any kind, to safe and inclusive sporting facilities.
- To increase availability and access to organized sports and sport-based initiatives for refugee and hosting communities, actively considering age, gender, ability and other diversity needs.
- To promote and facilitate equal access to and participation of refugees in sporting events and competitions at all levels.
The Sport for Refugees Coalition provides a platform for members to connect with others involved in sport with and for displaced and stateless persons, to share and learn from good practices, and acts as a focal point for joint communication and advocacy efforts promoting sport as an essential tool in displacement settings.
Looking forward to the second Global Refugee Forum in December 2023, a refreshed Joint Sport Pledge will be developed and Sport for Refugees Coalition members are encouraged to engage in the process of creating the pledge. Once it has been developed, Coalition members and other interested actors will also be invited to sign up.
Coalition members benefit from regular opportunities to share knowledge, learn, connect and work as part of a community to support displaced and stateless persons through sport, all the while contributing to the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
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