World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development: 2014 Meeting Report

July 31, 2014

On May 22–23, 2014, at the United Nations in New York, a Summit explored how to translate the ideals embodied in sports and the practical promise of experience with projects around the world into broader and deeper programs. The summit was hosted by the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS), Worldwide Support for Development (WSD), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD). It featured young leaders and athletes and a multi-sector group of leaders and thought leaders. The summit was the third of a series of annual summits whose aim is to advance the positive roles of sport in peace and human development. A fellowship for young leaders is part of the endeavor. This report provides an account of the rich discussions at the Summit, with a focus on the many action suggestions and reflections on the significance of the core values that sports embody.