The Commonwealth Secretariat advocates for sport to be used as a vehicle for peace and development.
We assist member countries to develop policies and frameworks that link sport to outcomes in areas such as health, education, gender equality and social cohesion.
The Commonwealth Secretariat undertakes wide ranging consultation and analysis to produce discussion papers, guidelines and toolkits for member governments and other stakeholders to assist in strengthening SDP policy and strategy.
Commonwealth Sports Ministers meet every two years in the margins of the Commonwealth or Olympic Games. At these meetings Ministers consider key sport policy issues and work to advance Commonwealth cooperation on linking sport and development, and building peaceful and cohesive communities. Find out more about Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meetings
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.
Established in May 2013, the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP) working group is composed of 10 youth practitioners working in the field of sport for development and peace. Learn more about the CYSDP