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Dear Reader,                                                                                          15 February 2017

Welcome to Issue 184 of the newsletter!

When the United Nations decided to proclaim April 6 the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, it was well-deserved recognition for those who had used sport to improve the life chances of people around the world. The first took place in 2014 and the amount of buzz around the day has grown every year. 2017 promises to be the biggest yet, and we have begun our coverage in the run-up to April 6. But we would also like to hear from you. If you have plans, no matter how big or small, please share them for publication on

This newsletter also features the fourth part in our article series on sport and corporate social responsibility, looking at the role of sports federations in using their influence to promote social change. Elsewhere in this issue, we feature the news that UEFA is making a new donation to the ICRC to support the rehabilitation of landmine victims in Afghanistan, Eli Wolff and Mary Hums call for athletes to lead the social justice movement and Polona Fonda looks at ways to get girls to be more physically active.

Finally, be sure to check out this week’s article in French, which looks at the role of sport in Colombia’s peace process.

Enjoy your reading,

Paul Hunt

Project Manager



Sport and CSR: Governing bodies leading by example
What are you doing on April 6?
Athletes for human rights, peace and inclusion
UEFA makes new donation of €100,000 to ICRC
Changing the 11%

Colombie : Le sport peut contribuer au processus de paix
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