UN and Tokyo 2020 leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable

Signing a Letter of Intent, on Wednesday, Alison Smale, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, said that the understanding will enable the two bodies to focus not only the accomplishments of the athletes, but also on how the event is managed, in innovative and responsible ways. Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive, Toshiro Muto signed on behalf of the organizers.“This is a great opportunity to leverage our platforms to begin conversations about the contributions of Tokyo 2020 to the implementation of SDGs and the power of the Olympic Games to promote peace and development worldwide,” she highlighted.The UN and organizers of Tokyo 2020 will work together to increase public awareness of the mutually beneficial links between the SDGs, sport and sporting events in Japan and in other countries, as well as focus on tangible efforts for specific Goals.

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