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UN contributing sport to sustainable development

UN contributing sport to sustainable development

By Staff Writer - April 12, 2018

Ironstrength Workout. Photo: DC
Ironstrength Workout outside UN. Photo: DC

The Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN was invited to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Monday, April 9, in the presence of many personalities.

Representatives of the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, athletes, including former NBA champion Dikembe Mutombo, as well as members of civil society took part in this event by sharing their experiences and their vision of sport for development and peace.

Sport as a means of reducing inequalities and promoting the empowerment of women and girls was highlighted by Benita Mosley, gold medalist at the 1984 Olympics and now CEO of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, as well as by different personalities in the sports world.

The marathon runner Tegla Loroupe expressed her gratitude and gratitude to HSH the Sovereign Prince for the visit of his foundation to Kenya in 2009. Finally, Tahl Leibovitz, multiple Paralympic champion in table tennis, expressed his commitment and Peter Nelson of HBO Sport and Jordan Metzl, specialist in sports medicine, highlighted the importance of sport in helping bring about cohesion in communities.


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