Sports for Achieving the SDGs in Cameroon

Saturday the 27th October was set aside to highlight Sports for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Cameroon, as part of the 73rd United Nations day in Cameroon.

sportswalk by men, women and children in the presence of the UN Resident Coordinator, Minister Abena Ondoua of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Ambassadors, Mr. Achille Basiliken; Secretary General-MINREX among other dignitaries took place along major streets in Yaounde. Participants walked through the streets of Obili, Melen and Ngoa-ekelle to the military stadium for the Sustainable Development Goals. This parade was guided by the security forces and the Cameroon Red Cross. caught the attention of many curious onlookers whereby some immediately joined the crew.

A semi-tournament pitting teams from the United Nations, MINREX, Diplomatic Corps and Civil Society was also on schedule. Ms Allegra Baiocchi; UN Resident Coordinator gave the kickoff of the opening match between the ladies of MINREX and the UN system.

The matches were hotly contested, in a spirit of fair play and for the good of the game and SDGs.