Sport: catalyst for a better, stronger recovery for all Report of the Secretary-General - 2022 Report

Issue: Sport for Development and Peace
Category: UN General Assembly Reports on Social Development

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/18, provides a review of progress towards the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan on Sport for Development and Peace over the past two years, drawing on input received from Member States, entities of the United Nations system and other stakeholders.

The innovations and adaptations undertaken to deliver sport for development and peace during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic are highlighted, and the potential for sport to play a catalytic role in countries’ efforts to build back better is explored. In the context of broader recovery efforts, suggestions are made for ways in which sport can be maximized as a low-cost, high-impact tool to rebuild solidarity within and between countries and to deliver concrete benefits to people in the short term, while generating wider societal-level change, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.