Sporting win for Monaco at UN

2016 Friendship Games in Rwanda. Photo: Facebook Peace and Sport
2016 Friendship Games in Rwanda. Photo: Facebook Peace and Sport

HE Mrs Isabelle Picco, Permanent Representative of Monaco and Vice-President of the Friends of Sport Group, and Florian Botto, third secretary of the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN, successfully conducted lengthy negotiations on a draft resolution at the UN General Assembly on the mainstreaming of principles related to human rights and gender equality in international sporting events.

These efforts resulted in a resolution adopted unanimously on December 16. “Together we must seize the full potential of sport in the three pillars of sustainable development,” said Mrs Picco in her address to the General Assembly.

After referring to several events related to sport in the Principality, such as No Finish Line and the Peace and Sport Forum, she announced a new collaboration with the SDG Fund, an entity supporting the implementation of UN sustainable development objectives, one of which will be sport for youth and education.

Finally, looking forward to the next International Sport Day for Development and Peace on April 6, 2017, the Peace and Sport association was invited to present to the member states its “handbook of adapted sports practices” to put sport at the service of children who do not have access to sports facilities.

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