2019 UNESCO Sport and SDGs Funshop

When :

from Thursday 5 September, 2019
to Monday 9 September, 2019

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Grand Hilton Seoul (Opening Ceremony) and Kensington Hotel Yeouido Seoul, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Contact :

Irakli Khodeli, i.khodeli@unesco.org

The 2019 Funshop will bring together youth leaders from across Asia and the Pacific for a four-day intensive capacity-building and networking programme.

Organized together with the Lee Seung-Yuop Baseball Foundation, the Funshop will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 5 to 8 September 2019.

The 2019 Funshop will demonstrate what it means for sport to be “an important enabler of sustainable development.” Through structured exchanges that will draw on their own experiences, the youth will gain a deeper understanding of the role that sport can play in achieving specific targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The thematic discussions will focus on youth empowerment, health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), social inclusion and gender equality, climate change, and prevention of violent extremism (PVE).

UNESCO is the lead United Nations agency mandated to protect and promote physical education and sport for sustainable development and peace.