Sport for development refers to the use of sport as a tool for development and peace.

Sport is a globally recognised vehicle to achieve development outcomes in areas such as health, social cohesion, gender equality and disability inclusion.

The United Nations has used sport in development programmes for decades. Since the year 2000, its promotion of sport has accelerated. Sport has been recognised as “an important enabler of sustainable development” in the 2030 Agenda and a range of actors have aligned their work using sport for development to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Check out the 17 SDGs below.

Badminton Oceania uses Shuttle Time as a vehicle to promote sport for development through the Inclusive GymBad Team Up programme in Papua New Guinea, identifying with four specific SDGs: Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities and Partnerships for the Goals.

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