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August 16, 2006
United Nations Sport Bulletin #22

September 12 , 2006
Young Leaders to Tackle Development Challenges at UN Summit in NY

August 11 , 2006
Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho to score for the Millennium Development Goals as new Spokesperson

June 30 , 2006
How we envy the World Cup by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

June 21, 2006
European Youth Leadership Summit Declaration

June 16, 2006
Secretary-General urges European Youth Leaders to look to Sport to tackle MDGs

May 30, 2006
Austria to host European Youth Summit focusing on sport to help achieve MDGs

May 23, 2006
Institute for International Sport and United Nations Launch Partnership Countdown to 2006 World Scholar Athlete Games

May 12, 2006
Tanzania makes gains against malaria with help from partners

May 8, 2006
Tanzania enlists sport vs malaria

April 2, 2006
Special Event with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Sports Stars on April 3, 2006

March 7, 2006
The Knicks partner with the United Nations

February 20, 2006
Austrian Government Hosts Sport for Development and Peace Press Briefing

January 24, 2006
UN Secretary-General visits major international athletic organizations (FIFA, IOC) to promote Sport for Development and Peace

December 4 - 6, 2005
2nd Magglingen Conference on Sport for Development

December 2 , 2005
2nd Magglingen Conference will discuss next stages of development through sport

November 21, 2005
UN Soccer Benefit Aids Earthquake and Hurricane Survivors

November 3, 2005
United Nations strengthens action on Sport for Development and Peace

October 20, 2005
UN Special Adviser Adolf Ogi welcomes adoption of International Convention Against Doping in Sport at UNESCO Conference

October 20, 2005
Sport empowers women, UN Special Adviser Adolf Ogi tells Summit on Women's Leadership in Sport

October 4, 2005
International Conference on Sport and Peace Held In Moscow

September 27, 2005
Pakistan and India National Cricket Teams Appointed Spokespersons for IYSPE 2005

September 21, 2005
Tennis star Roger Federer reviews International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005

September 14, 2005
Leaders at World Summit Underline Importance of Sport

August 18-23, 2005
Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit II

Press Releases

September 12, 2006
Young Leaders to Tackle Development Challenges at UN Summit in NY


Young leaders from around the world will gather at an unprecedented summit in New York late in October to commit themselves to initiatives to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.
 

August 11, 2006
Ronaldinho appointed UN Spokesperson of Sport for Development and Peace

Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho to score for the Millennium Development Goals as new Spokesperson.

 
June 30, 2006
How we envy the World Cup
by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
 
June 21, 2006
European Youth Leadership Summit Closes; Adopts Vienna Declaration on Sport as a Means to Promote Development and Peace
 
June 16, 2006
UN Secretary-General Annan urges European Youth Leaders to look to Sport to tackle Millennium Development Goals
June 6, 2006
UN-FIFA Joint Message for the 2006 World Cup
(PDF, 328 KB)

May 30, 2006
Austria to host European Youth Summit focusing on sport to help achieve MDGs
May 23, 2006
Institute for International Sport and United Nations Launch Partnership Countdown to 2006 World Scholar Athlete Games
May 12, 2006
Tanzania makes gains against malaria with help from partners

Highlighting Tanzania’s innovative use of football to inform people of ways to prevent malaria, the country’s biggest child killer, the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace organized a visit for journalists in cooperation with other UN units and the National Association of Black Journalists.

May 8, 2006
Tanzania enlists sport vs malaria

Highlighting Tanzania’s innovative use of football to inform people of ways to prevent malaria, the country’s biggest child killer, the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace organized a visit for journalists in cooperation with other UN units and the National Association of Black Journalists.

April 2, 2006
Special Event with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Sports Stars on April 3, 2006

Special Event with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Sports Stars: Presentation of the Report on the International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005

March 7, 2006
The Knicks partner with the United Nations

The United Nations New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace is partnering with the New York Knicks basketball team and Hedge Funds vs Malaria for the launch of the "Dunk Malaria" initiative at the New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks game at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, 15 March.

February 20, 2006
Austrian Government Hosts Sport for Development and Peace Press Briefing

Austrian State Secretary for Sports, H.E. Karl Schweitzer; Director, United Nations New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace, Djibril Diallo; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Right To Play, and four-time Olympic gold medallist, Johann Koss met in Vienna for a press briefing on promoting the use of sport as a tool for development, education, health, and peace.

January 24, 2006
UN Secretary-General visits major international athletic organizations (FIFA, IOC) to promote Sport for Development and Peace

On his way to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited major athletic organizations to continue to promote Sport for Development and Peace.

December 4 - 6, 2005
2nd Magglingen Conference on Sport for Development

The 2nd Magglingen Conference on Sport for Development will be held 4-6 December and will play host to the leaders of the Sport for Development and Peace movement.

December 2, 2005
2nd Magglingen Conference will discuss next stages of development through sport

From 4th to 6th December, high-ranking representatives from the areas of sport and politics, international organisations, industry and the scientific community will meet to discuss the ways and means of using sport to contribute to global development.

November 21, 2005
UN Soccer Benefit Aids Earthquake and Hurricane Survivors

The UN Soccer team and the New York's Metropolitan All Stars played a friendly match to support Pakistan earthquake and New Orleans hurricane relief efforts.

November 3, 2005
General Assembly urges States to observe Olympic Truce during upcoming winter games in Italy, use sport as tool for development
November 3, 2005
United Nations strengthens action on Sport for Development and Peace
October 20, 2005
UN Special Adviser Adolf Ogi welcomes adoption of International Convention Against Doping in Sport at UNESCO Conference
October 20, 2005
Sport empowers women, UN Special Adviser Adolf Ogi tells Summit on Women's Leadership in Sport
October 4, 2005
International Conference on Sport and Peace Held In Moscow
September 27, 2005
Pakistan and India National Cricket Teams Appointed Spokespersons for IYSPE 2005

The national cricket teams of Pakistan and India are appointed Spokespersons for the International Year of Sport and Physical Education (IYSPE 2005) in recognition of the outstanding example both teams have set in overcoming regional tension and encouraging peaceful relations.

September 21, 2005
Tennis star Roger Federer reviews International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005

Roger Federer of Switzerland, the world’s top-ranked tennis player and Spokesperson for IYSPE 2005 reviewed the commemoration of the Year together with Mr. Ogi, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace.

September 14, 2005
Leaders at World Summit Underline Importance of Sport

Leaders at UN World Summit underline Sport for Development and Peace and encourage discussions on Plan of Action

August 18-23, 2005
Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit II

African Youth Summit in Morocco highlights IYSPE 2005 and ways that sport can boost progress towards the MDGs

June 17, 2005
Olympic Day Run

The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee organize an Olympic Day Run to commemorate the International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005.

June 5, 2005
World Environment Day

"Green Cities: Plan for the Planet," is the theme for the 2005 World Environment Day, which was commemorated in San Francisco, the birthplace of the United Nations.

May 25, 2005
Roger Federer named Spokesperson for the United Nations International Year of Sport and Physical Education

Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer was appointed Spokesperson for IYSPE 2005 by Mr. Adolf Ogi, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace.

May 24, 2005
Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group Launch

International humanitarian organization Right to Play co-organized the launch of the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group at United Nations headquarters in New York with the UN New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace and the UN Fund for International Partnerships.

May 12, 2005
Latin America and Caribbean Youth Leadership Summit in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Young leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean strategize with the United Nations on how to mobilize youth to tackle poverty and violence.

April 14, 2005
UN and L'Equipe Roundtable on the Response of the World of Sport to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

The United Nations and the French sports daily, L'Equipe joined forces to encourage international sport federations and organizations to join efforts in the rehabilitation of the tsunami-affected regions.

March 9, 2005
Mr. Ogi speaks at seminar: "Put the ball on the move - Global development with sport"

A seminar in Helsinki, Finland, organized by the Finnish Sports Federation, Sports Development Aid (Liike ry) and the Ministry of Education discussed how sport teaches "skills and values essential to life," and can help countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

January 10, 2005
UN rallies sport world to coordinated action
following tsunami. Press conference highlights.

Participating in the press conference were Jean-Pierre Seppey, the Director-General of the International Volleyball Federation which has announced a $ 3 million contribution as the first response to Mr. Ogi's call; and James Rawley, Deputy Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Geneva and Director of the Office for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of UNDP.

December 14, 2004, Geneva
The Olympic family and the United Nations work together to combine sport and development in the field.

Representatives of the National Olympic Committees and United Nations Resident Coordinators to meet in Geneva on 15 and 16 December.

November 5, 2004
UN launches International Year of Sport
and Physical Education

Press Conference Featuring UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Adolf Ogi, Tennis World No 1 Roger Federer, and NY City Marathon’s Defending Women’s Champion Margaret Okayo.

Photos: UN launches International Year of Sport and Physical Education during a November 2004 press conference in New York. L to R: Roger Federer, Adolf Ogi, Kofi Annan, H.E. Ali Hachani, and Margaret Okayo. By UN/DPI.
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