Inter-Agency Group on Sport for Development and Peace (IAGSDP)




BackgroundThe Inter-Agency Group on Sport for Development and Peace (IAGSDP) was established in line with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/75/18.

The Group works to:

  • Strengthen United Nations system-wide coherence in the field of sport for development and peace in the three pillars of the United Nations (peace and security, human rights and development),
  • Increase and expand internal coordination and mutual support among entities of the United Nations system,
  • Facilicate ongoing collaboration of members within their respective mandates to advance the role of sport as an enabler of development, including through the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan on Sport for Development and Peace and other UNinstruments that focus specifically on sport, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Terms of Reference

The main objectives of the group are to:

sport objectives

  • Provide opportunities to IAGSDP members to plan collaboratively, identify key joint priorities and strategic opportunities, and implement related initiatives based on the entities’ work plans, within existing resources;
  • Share good practices and expertise and promote effective cooperation among the entities in programming and activities at country and regional levels;
  • Promote the mainstreaming of sport in the implementation of relevant conventions and internationally agreed development goals and in relevant intergovernmental processes that may not be sport-specific.
UN Responses to COVID-19
UN System Capacity Development Materials on Sport for Development and Peace

UN System Capacity Development Materials on Sport for Development and Peace

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Reference Guide to Sustaining Sport and its Development through Intellectual Property Rights

The goal of this publication is to serve as a reference tool that shall help to guide the development of national strategies in order to sustain sport and its development through IP rights. Certain countries have included IP as part of their national sports strategy (which is, by way of illustration, the case of Jamaica8), or have duly acknowledged the importance of IP for the sports industry.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO




UNODCUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Crime Prevention through Sport tools

United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)