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Achieving SDGs through Sport: partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and efficiency

05/10/2017 (All day)

This seminar is organised by the Working Group on Building bridges between International Organizations and International Sport Federations 
After the wide interest generated by the event on gender equality and sports that took place at the Palais des Nations on 8 March 2017 in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva, the working group on building bridges between international organizations and international sports federations has the pleasure to announce the next event planned on 5 October 2017. The development in the last two years of new strategic documents for the United Nations system, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Sports Federations (IFs) change the way sustainable development and sports are approached today. It could help bringing increased coherence and efficiency in the collaboration between key stakeholders. The field of synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the adoption of sustainability strategies by the IOC and the IFs offer a timely opportunity to reflect and act on the matter.

To this end, a seminar will be organized on 5 October 2017 at the Expo Beaulieu Lausanne on: "Achieving SDGs through Sport: partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and efficiency". High-level panelists and keynote speeches will be part of the event. It is designed for the participation of representatives dealing with the abovementioned issues in IFs, international organizations, sports and developments NGOs, private public partners and other relevant parties involved in Sustainable development and sport.

- Introduction on SDGs and the Agenda 2030: 
- Panel 1: IOC Sustainability Strategy and the Olympic Movement
- Panel 2: Implementing SDGs through Sport - Implementing strategies and programs by the UN Agencies
- Panel 3: Institutional responses to achieving SDGs through sport by Multi stake holders initiatives and other actors
- Panel 4 and Panel 5: Economic impact and social inclusion through sustainable sports partnerships The objectives of the seminar are to contribute to: 
1. Increased coherence, convergence and efficiency of actions;
2. Increased awareness from key stakeholders on their activities and where the United Nations System, the IFs, the IOC, and non-traditional actors stand with regards to SDGs and Sport;
3. Availability of resources and practical tools and information to increasing chances of possible partnerships; 4. Networking between the United Nations System and the IFs and other relevant actors.





Expo Beaulieu, 10 Avenue Bergières - Lausanne


Please register before 1 September 2017 with the following adress: