Germany Hosts the Laureus Sport for Good Summit.
Laureus used its global network to bring together over 100 partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, address challenges, and converse around the idea of sport as a catalyst for global development. Each Sport for Good program that Laureus supports was represented at the summit. The goal was to bring together the leaders in global development to deepen their understanding of sport as a driver of youth development. Topics that were addressed included obesity, racism, gun violence, to child marriage.
According to the Laureus Foundation, a reoccurring focus was the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their connection to Sport for Good. Created by the United Nations, SDGs are a roadmap to success and prosperity for all inhabitants of our world. Within the roadmap are goals and objectives that nations and industry sectors are trying to achieve in the next decade plus.
Laureus Sport for Good also refocuses its mission and vision to align with six key SDGs:
With the leaders in social innovation and youth development in the room, these exercises served as a helpful reminder to align with the SDGs. As a result, these leaders can work towards a common goal in conjunction with one another. If these six goals can be achieved, many of the social issues our world faces today will be positively impacted.
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