The Commonwealth Secretariat advocates for the use of sport as a vehicle for development and peacebuilding.

Our work focuses on how sport can be used to contribute to national development objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda – a global agenda and blueprint that aims to end poverty, protect the planet and make sure all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Helping countries maximise the benefits of sport

When used effectively sport can contribute to improving health and education, creating employment, stimulating economic development and realising human rights and gender equality.

We provide expert advice and training to officials, help draft policies and offer support for monitoring and evaluation.

A global leader

The Commonwealth is recognised as a leader in helping countries to boost the positive role of sport in society. 

We lead international efforts to measure the impact of sport and play a key role coordinating with international organisations, governments and the sports movement.

Contact us

  • Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Team
    Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate 
    Commonwealth Secretariat
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