In countries around the world, sport, recreation and play are improving health – both mind and body. They are teaching important life lessons about respect, leadership and cooperation. They are promoting equality for all and bridging divides between people. UNICEF is now incorporating the power and potential of sport, recreation and play into our country programmes around the world. We are developing partnerships with all sectors and levels of society, from governments to the sports world to civil society in all its diversity, to get girls and boys on to sports fields and playgrounds
, and to educate children and their families about the benefits of physical activity.