The potential for sport to make positive contribution to society is well recognised. This potential has been acknowledged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that recognises sport as an important enabler to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Commonwealth is leading global efforts to more effectively measure the contribution that sport policies and programmes make to these agreed global goals.
Our work will help countries and sporting bodies to assess if the positive contribution of sport to society is being realised and better target future strategy and investment. It will also help future strategy and investment in sport to be evidence based and data driven.
Commonwealth Sports Ministers meet every two years before the Commonwealth Games and Summer Olympic Games. Each meeting focuses on priority sport policy issues and progress made on collaboration and joint work.
The Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) is an independent body providing advice on sport policy issues, particularly as it relates to Sport for Development and Peace (SDP), and protecting the integrity of sport.
CABOS reports to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meetings and, through the Commonwealth Secretariat, to member governments and key stakeholders.
A key component of CABOS' role is to advise on sport integrity issues.
Read: Policy Guidance to Commonwealth Governments on Protecting the Integrity of Sport
Download: Policy Templates: Against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions
2019 Annual CABOS meeting
The 2019 CABOS meeting was held between 7-9 October 2019 in the Republic of Mauritius. Learn more
2018 Annual CABOS meeting
The 2018 CABOS meeting was held between 12-14 September 2018 at Marlborough House, London.
2017 Annual CABOS meeting
The 2017 CABOS meeting was held between 11-13 October 2017 on the Gold Coast - the location of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Established in May 2013, the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace working group is composed of 10 youth practitioners working in the field of sport for development and peace.
Learn more about the CYSDP