n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Editorial

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


In 2002, the United Nations (UN) convened an Inter-Agency Task Force on sport for development and peace. The task force was set-up to design strategies needed to promote more systematic and coherent use of sport in facilitating development and peace activities, especially at the community level and to generate support for such activities among governments and sport-related organizations. The formation of the task force was based on the realization of the potential role that sport can play in the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). According to the UN, sport activities can provide a window of opportunities through which development and peace initiatives can be effectively implemented. There have been a number of positive indicators in the form of good practices around the world to demonstrate the strong potential.

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