Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

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“Rogge will focus primarily on promoting sport as an empowerment tool, with an emphasis on peace, reconciliation, security, health, education, gender equality and inclusiveness,” said Ban, who announced the appointment at an event “Celebrating Sport for Development and Peace” held at the UN headquarters Monday morning.

“We are all keenly aware that in Syria, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and elsewhere, conflict, unrest and other circumstances have forced many young people to flee their homes, placing their futures on hold. Sport has a role to play in helping to restore at least some sense of normalcy,” said Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

 

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