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Sport as a Conflict Management Tool


Recent years have seen increased attention paid to the connections between sport, education and conflict resolution. A myriad of organizations now mobilize sport to support peace initiatives and Read more >

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. The eight MDGs aim to eradicate or reduce poverty, hunger, child mortality and disease, and Read more >

USIP’s Soolmaz Abooali takes a look at how karate and other sports can help stop fights before they happen. She participated in the 2009 World Cup in Poland, where she placed second in the Read more >

Comic book describing the power of sport. Score The Goals Read more >

Sport is an incredible approach to helping youth in areas of conflict resolve prejudice; helping them to rethink the way they treat others, whilst assisting in the overall development of youth Read more >

Peacebuilding can take many forms. At the grassroots or community level, sports are increasingly becoming a part of the peace builder’s toolkit worldwide. Sports can bring people together Read more >


In this episode of SCI TV, we chat with Matt Geschke of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation on a range of topics about the power of sport to impact the world and some of the challenges present Read more >

W. Lemke’s Message as UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace. Read more >

Sports have been used as a way to build trust, teamwork and social cohesion from the international to the neighborhood level for thousands of years. Scholars and advocates alike assert that it Read more >


Football 4 Peace International (F4P) is an activity-based community relations and reconciliation initiative. Sports coaches, community leaders and volunteers work alongside each other bringing Read more >

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic Read more >

Sport and Development is an online resource aimed at providing an understanding of the field of Sport and Development, current events in the field, as well as practical advice for getting Read more >

Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. But one may wonder: what does sport have to do with the United Read more >

Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations. Sports diplomacy uses the universal passion for Read more >

Sport and play are important to UNICEF because they are vital elements in the health, happiness and well-being of children and young people. Research shows that participation by young people in Read more >