Mr.Wilfried Lemke reappointed as UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace 5 January 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke has received an extension for a further year, which will see the UN official explore new and exciting formats in which sport can and is being used to promote positive social changes and development.
The Special Adviser speaks at UN event on Children, Sport and Development 15 December 2014
New York (UNOSDP) – Organized by the Italian and Jamaican Permanent Missions to the United Nations and co-sponsored by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, inter alia, the event “Children, Sport and Development – CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015” was held today to discuss new measures to safeguard and promote the lives of children in and through sport and explore how sport can be harnessed as a powerful tool to achieve the goal...
The Special Adviser attends FINA World Aquatics Convention in Doha 5 December 2014
Doha, Qatar (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke travelled this week to Doha as a distinguished guest of the third edition of FINA World Aquatics Convention.
The Special Adviser Receives Honorary Award 4 December 2014
Cologne, Germany (UNOSDP) - The German Association of Disabled Sports recently held a ceremony to honour top athletes and award the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2014. The ceremony, which was held in Cologne, Germany, was attended by top politicians, athletes, partners and sponsors of the GDSA, and members of the media.
The UN Special Adviser on Sport Strongly Denounces Attack at Volleyball Match 24 November 2014
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) - The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, is shocked and saddened by the suicide attack at a volleyball match in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, that has left at least 45 people dead and more wounded.
100 Days Until the Tohoku Youth Leadership Camp 22 November 2014
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Today is 100 days until the start of the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) in Tohoku, Japan. After a successful camp last year in Tokyo during the 8th Youth Leadership Camp, the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology is aiming to continue its investment in the promotion of sport as a tool for development and peace, especially leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Sport and the United Nations - The Special Adviser Visits Cape Town 11 November 2014
Cape Town, South Africa (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, was in Cape Town, South Africa this week. During the two-day visit, Mr. Lemke was speaking and engaging with students, athletes, academics, and the community at the University of the Western Cape to discuss the importance of sport as a peacebuilding and development tool, specifically in South Africa.
The United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Sport for Development and Peace 31 October 2014
New York (UNOSDP) - Today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the latest resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace". The Resolution reaffirms the power of sport to bring about social change and encourages the use of sport as a vehicle to foster development, strengthen education, prevent disease, empower girls and women, promote the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities, and support conflic...