Sport for Development & Peace

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Page updated 4-16-17
 
UNA-GP SPORT FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW
United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) Sport for Development & Peace (SDP) uses sport as a platform to promote peace, education, health, cross-cultural engagement, and community development.
UNA-GP SDP provides the entry point to the United Nations Association system, and Greater Philadelphia region, with regard to Sport for Development and Peace, bringing the worlds of sport and development closer together.
UNA-GP SDP assists the Executive Director and President of UNA-GP in their activities as an advocate, facilitator, and representative of sports’ social impact in a development context.
ADVOCACY & GUIDANCE
Through sport activities, conferences, speaking series, official resolutions, multimedia outreach, public relations and collaboration, UNA-GP SDP assists the organization in raising awareness about the use of physical activity, sport and play as powerful tools in the advancement of development and peace objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, with the aim of encouraging the mainstreaming and replication of initiatives that truly make a difference. UNA-GP SDP also provides guidance and assistance to those who currently engage or would like to engage in harnessing the potential of sport as a force for good.
FACILITATION & COORDINATION
Emphasizing dialogue, knowledge-sharing and partnerships, UNA-GP SDP serves as a facilitator, encouraging cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchanges between all stakeholders interested in using sport as a tool for education, health, development and peace. In the lead-up to and during major local, regional, national and global sports and UN related events – as well as ongoing programming, UNA-GP SDP works on fostering collaboration, coordination and representation. In relation to International Day of Peace in Philadelphia in 2013 for instance, UNA-GP was instrumental in launching Philadelphia Plays for Peace, P3, a World Cup style competition undertaken by the UNA-GP and a network of partners and stakeholders.
USEFUL LINKS
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EXISTING PARTNERS
Global Philadelphia Association
Multicultural United Soccer Club
Multicultural Community Family Services
Chester Upland Soccer for Success
Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse
Philadelphia Area Tennis District
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