United Nations A/RES/71/160 General Assembly Distr.: General 19 January 2017 Seventy-first session Agenda item 11 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 16 December 2016 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/71/L.38 and Add.1)] 71/160. Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 58/5 of 3 November 2003 and 59/10 of 27 October 2004, its decision to proclaim 2005 the International Year for Sport and Physical Education to strengthen sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace, and its resolutions 60/1 of 16 September 2005, 60/9 of 3 November 2005, 61/10 of 3 November 2006, 62/271 of 23 July 2008, 63/135 of 11 December 2008, 65/4 of 18 October 2010, 67/17 of 28 November 2012 and 69/6 of 31 October 2014, Recalling also its resolution 67/296 of 23 August 2013, in which it proclaimed 6 April the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Recalling further its resolution 70/4 of 26 October 2015 on building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, and all of its previous resolutions on this matter, Recognizing the contribution of sport to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, as declared in its resolutions 60/1 of 16 September 2005 and 65/1 of 22 September 2010, Recalling that, in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 1 inter alia, sport is recognized as an important enabler for sustainable development, Recognizing the need to strengthen and further coordinate efforts, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, at all levels to maximize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, and national peacebuilding and State-building priorities, Acknowledging the major role of the United Nations system and its country programmes as well as the role of Member States in promoting human development through sport and physical education, _______________ 1 Resolution 70/1. 16-21866 (E) *1621866* Please recycle

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