About: sport and development

Sports 12-01-2011

Sport as development tool promotes solidarity and social inclusion

Sport, as a tool for education, development and peace, can promote cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, understanding, social inclusion and health at the local, national and international levels, according to leading European sports think-tank Sport and Citizenship.
Sports 27-09-2010

South Africa to build on World Cup legacy

South Africa must work hard to build on its successful hosting of the soccer World Cup if it is to secure long-term benefits from the event, the country's tourism minister said last week.
Sports 25-06-2010

Why the World Cup will not be won by an African team

Declan Hill, an investigative journalist passionate about football, paints an uncompromising portrait of the massively popular sport.
Sports 25-06-2010

The 2010 Football World Cup: its duty to lead by example

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa will be a catalyst for progress for Africa if the impact of the event becomes part of a long-term perspective and leaves a lasting and measurable legacy, writes Joël Bouzou, president and founder of Peace and Sport.
Sports 11-06-2010

First ever World Cup in Africa kicks off

As football fever takes hold of the world for the next month, the majority of South Africans believe in the potential long-term benefits of hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, such as national unity and improving the country's image as a tourist destination.
Sports 07-06-2010

Sport for development plan adopted ahead of World Cup

Ahead of the football World Cup in South Africa, which kicks off on Friday, the United Nations (UN) together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a series of recommendations on harnessing the power of sport as a tool for development.
Sports 12-05-2010

Solar energy powers public viewings of World Cup in Africa

The World Future Council (WFC) hopes to increase public and political awareness of solar power by enabling public transmission of several World Cup matches in a remote village thanks to solar panels.
Sports 03-05-2010

UN expert: EU can boost sport for development

The EU can greatly contribute to the success of a UN platform on sport for development thanks to its experience in carving out sport policy, Wilfried Lemke, special adviser to the UN secretary-general on sport for development and peace, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Sports 03-05-2010

UN calls for EU leadership in sport for development

The EU can greatly contribute to the success of a UN platform on sport for development thanks to its experience in carving out sport policy, Wilfried Lemke, special adviser to the UN secretary-general on sport for development and peace, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Sports 23-02-2010

UN hopes to put sport higher on the agenda

The United Nations have launched a 'one stop shop' in the field of sport policy, hoping to boost interest across its own agencies and coordinate partnerships on sport and development beyond UN circles.
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