“Sport is natural partner when it comes to realising the ambitious agenda that will guide global development over the next 15 years,” President Bach said of the post-2015 Development Agenda that was adopted by the UN Member States on 25 September.
Read President Bach’s full speech here.
Some 160 Heads of State and Government and other world leaders, including Pope Francis, are attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 this week in New York.
A Permanent Observer to the United Nations, the IOC actively supported the process of the post-2015 Development Agenda. The new agenda is a comprehensive set of universal and transformative goals and targets that build on the Millennium Development Goals. UN Member States are committed to fully implementing the agenda by 2030.