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Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) recognises the potential contribution of sport to achieving important development objectives, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals builds on the work of previous Commonwealth publications analysing sport’s role in progressing sustainable development. Aimed at governmental policy-makers and other stakeholders, it provides evidenced and balanced policy options to support the effective and cost-efficient contribution of sport towards six prioritised SDGs.

The guide is underpinned by an emphasis towards strengthening the means of implementation and measuring and evaluating progress, which are emphasised by the SDGs and existing Commonwealth principles. Developed through extensive Commonwealth Secretariat-led consultation with relevant experts and organisations, it represents an important addition to the growing body of SDP publications, guides and research.

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Introduction to Sustainable Development Goal 17

Realising the scale and ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires commitment to providing the means of implementation by which the SDGs can be achieved. This is reflected in the importance accorded to SDG 17 and its associated targets. Intensive global engagement across the United Nations system, bringing together governments, civil society and private sector actors, is promised so as to mobilise all available resources for sustainable development.

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