International Platform on Sport & Development e-Newsletter / Issue No. 91, June 2013

'Make A Healthy Heart Your Goal' campaign partnership for UEFA Women's EURO 2013, fronted by Sweden forward Lotta Schelin.
‘Make A Healthy Heart Your Goal’, UEFA and the World Heart Federation campaign  for tackling heart disease, in connection with UEFA Women’s EURO 2013. Campaign is fronted by Sweden forward Lotta Schelin.

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Issue 91 of the sportanddev e-Newsletter!

“Magglingen is a first step in our commitment to make a better world through sport.” The 2003 Magglingen conference led to the creation of ‘The Platform’, which 10 years on continues to inform and connect the sport and development community. We celebrate this milestone with a series of special content that includes a new animation, community voices, an infographic, and an interactive timeline of key moments.

You can also find upcoming and recent events, and a chance to join one man’s S&D inspired odyssey through Europe and Africa. Football is redefined in a TEDx broadcast, the Commonwealth puts youth centre stage, and child safeguarding in sport makes progress. We have insights into sport and the post-2015 development agenda, sport promoting inclusion for children with disabilities and the critical need for African athletes to contribute to sport development in Africa. The EACCES is one such initiative that is striving to meet this need, as you can read in our final article for this series.

Enjoy your reading,

Alister Bignell
Project Officer

News & Upcoming Events

Dates for your diary

Check out some of the most important and inspiring events to take place on the sport and development calendar in the coming weeks. Read more

Recap of recent events

Including the 5th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp, tournaments for children in India and Namibia and conferences on the impact and future of sport. Read more

New opportunities

Academic courses in the United States and Zambia, and the chance to share in a cyclist’s journey through Europe and Africa. Read more

New job opportunities

Check out the latest job opportunities in sport and development. Read more

Latest from the Community

Video: Just a game? A World of Football at TEDx

A demonstration of the extraordinary potential for football – a sport with a damaged reputation – to be used as a tool for social change. Read More

Sport and empowering the youth of the Commonwealth

Young people feature alongside world-class speakers such as Louise Martin CBE at the upcoming 4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference. Read More

Move to protect children in sport

From grassroots organisations to international federations, all levels of sport have committed to piloting a set of standards aimed at protecting children in sport. Read More


Sport and the post-2015 development agenda

In response to a recent UN report, this article highlights the potential for sport to play a role in the ongoing discussions. Read More

Sport is a gateway to inclusion

Sport can help to break down barriers and promote positive attitudes – and ultimately, to give children with disabilities a chance to achieve their full potential. Read More

The role of African athletes in the development of sport

With their passion and commitment, African athletes can make sport development in Africa a success. Read More

Latest from the Platform

10th anniversary

Celebrate our past decade of informing and connecting the S&D community with special content including videos, an infographic and an interactive timeline. Read more

East Africa Community Coach Education System

The final article in our EACCES series, featuring two female coaches who share the challenges they have faced and how the EACCES could help level the playing field for women. Read more

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