LA ONU SE APOYA EN EL DEPORTE PARA LOGRAR LOS OBJETIVOS DEL MILENIO

Escrito por FJESALCEDO 09-01-2015 en OBJETIVOS DEL MILENIO. Comentarios (0)

CONTRIBUTION OF SPORT TO THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

·  Participants, volunteers and coaches acquire transferable life skills which increase their employability

·  Vulnerable individuals are connected to community services and supports through sport-based outreach programs

·  Sport programs and sport equipment production provide jobs and skills development

·  Sport can help prevent diseases that impede people from working and impose health care costs on individuals and communities

·  Sport can help reduce stigma and increase self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills, leading to increased employability

2. Achieve universal primary education

·  School sport programs motivate children to enroll in and attend school and can help improve academic achievement

·  Sport-based community education programs provide alternative education opportunities for children who cannot attend school

·  Sport can help erode stigma preventing children with disabilities from attending school

3. Promote gender equality and empower women

·  Sport helps improve female physical and mental health and offers opportunities for social interaction and friendship

·  Sport participation leads to increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhanced sense of control over one’s body

·  Girls and women access leadership opportunities and experience

·  Sport can cause positive shifts in gender norms that afford girls and women greater safety and control over their lives

·  Women and girls with disabilities are empowered by sport-based opportunities to acquire health information, skills, social networks, and leadership experience

4. Reduce child mortality

·  Sport can be used to educate and deliver health information to young mothers, resulting in healthier children

·  Increased physical fitness improves children’s resistance to some diseases

·  Sport can help reduce the rate of higher-risk adolescent pregnancies

·  Sport-based vaccination and prevention campaigns help reduce child deaths and disability from measles, malaria and polio

·  Inclusive sport programs help lower the likelihood of infanticide by promoting greater acceptance of children with disabilities

5. Improve maternal health

·  Sport for health programs offer girls and women greater access to reproductive health information and services

·  Increased fitness levels help speed post-natal recovery

6. Combat HIV and AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

·  Sport programs can be used to reduce stigma and increase social and economic integration of people living with HIV and AIDS

·  Sport programs are associated with lower rates of health risk behaviour that contributes to HIV infection

·  Programs providing HIV prevention education and empowerment can further reduce HIV infection rates

·  Sport can be used to increase measles, polio and other vaccination rates

·  Involvement of celebrity athletes and use of mass sport events can increase reach and impact of malaria, tuberculosis and other education and prevention campaigns

7. Ensure environmental sustainability

·  Sport-based public education campaigns can raise awareness of importance of environmental protection and sustainability

·  Sport-based social mobilization initiatives can enhance participation in community action to improve local environment

8. Develop a global partnership for development

·  Sport for Development and Peace efforts catalyze global partnerships and increase networking among governments, donors, NGOs and sport organizations worldwide