10.11.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Putting Spotlight on Sport as the Enabler of Achieving the SDGs

Putting Spotlight on Sport as the Enabler of Achieving the SDGs

UNESCO and the Philippines Sports Commission have launched the ASEAN Sport and SDGs Youth Funshop (Manila, the Philippines, 8-10 November) to promote youth-led, sport-based projects in the region for positive social transformations.

Twenty-three (23) outstanding young leaders from 10 different Countries (9 ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste) came together in Manila to share with each other and with UNESCO their experiences and knowledge in using sport to promote positive transformations within their communities, addressing a wide range of social, environmental and economic challenges.

The youth are exchanging ideas with the representatives of UNESCO, ASEAN, Asian Development Bank, Right to Play, and other organizations to explore the linkages between the initiatives that they are implementing in their countries and the relevant Sustainable Development Goals. They are also reflecting on how their initiatives can help promote practical application of the principles enshrined in the Kazan Action Plan and its corresponding Follow-up Framework, adopted by UNESCO in July 2017.

The ultimate aim of this event is to enhance cooperation between public authorities, the sport movement and civil society, and to help create a regional community of practice in ASEAN.

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