Guterres highlights power of sport for inclusive, sustainable future, marking International Day

The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged everyone involved in the sport sector to help advance climate action, combat discrimination and prejudice, and ensure that global sporting events leave a positive legacy.

With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials

09 Apr 2018

The United Nations can make its voice heard on the power of sport in promoting both peace and development, a senior UN official said Monday, urging participants at a special Headquarters event to “bring out our inner sports fans,” and harness sport as a force for positive change.

INTERVIEW: Olympic ‘game changer’ boosts sustainability in sport

04 Apr 2023

Measures adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and supported by the UN have been described as a “game changer” for future Olympic events in terms of driving sustainability in sport and fighting climate change. Tania Braga, who heads the IOC legacy department, helps host countries stay on track to score global climate action and sustainability goals. She says the 2024 Paris Games will be the first event to implement a full range of new measures aligning sport with development and climate action. UN News spoke with Ms.


Sport must show leadership amidst climate crisis: UN deputy chief

06 Apr 2022

Athletes are among the most influential people on the planet and together with their managers, fans and others involved in organized sport, must contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.