Youth Leadership Programme Alumni Lead Post-Disaster Relief Initiatives in Nepal 22 June 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Since the devastating earthquake hit Nepal in April this year, Lokendra Acharya and Prateek Syangdem have been on the frontline of the country’s recovery efforts. The two Nepalese youth, who in different years participated in the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), share with us how the knowledge acquired during the programme is helping them maximize the post-disaster relief activities they are involved in.
Celebrating first International Yoga Day, UN says ancient practice can boost public health and promote peaceful relations 21 June 2015
New York (UN News Centre) – The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN.
Youth Leadership Programme Returns to Florida for a 2-in-1 Camp 9 June 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace continues exploring new formats for its flagship educational initiative which targets young leaders of sport for development field.
Valencia Club de Fútbol and UN Women Kick Off Partnership To Promote Gender Equality 26 May 2015
New York (UN Women) – Today at UN Headquarters, Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and UN Women are to announce their partnership in support of UN Women’s mandate to promote and support gender equality across the globe. For the first time ever, UN Women will collaborate with a professional sports team.
Youth Leadership Programme Makes a Successful Debut in South America 19 May 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The groundbreaking educational programme, established by the UNOSDP in 2012, has expanded its reach to the South American continent with the first ever Spanish-speaking edition.
YLP Participant Killed in Nepal Earthquake 12 May 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace is deeply saddened by the news about passing away of Jit Bahadur Khadka who died in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April.
Special Adviser to Visit Inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan 24 April 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke is pleased to announce his acceptance of the invitation extended to him to visit the first ever edition of the European Games, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 to 28 June 2015.
Wilfried Lemke Travels to Berlin to Meet Young Leaders of Sport for Development Sector 23 April 2015
Berlin, Germany (UNOSDP) – The 15th Youth Leadership Camp which is currently underway at Kienbaum Sports Centre opened another day of training yesterday with a lecture by the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.
UNOSDP and CAMP BECKENBAUER Join Efforts to Empower Youth 16 April 2015
New York (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace enjoys the broadening support for its youth development efforts. A new cooperation partnership which will take these efforts even further was established today as the UNOSDP signed a letter of intent with Camp Beckenbauer Management GmbH (CBM).
At UN, Tennis Legend Says Human Rights and Sports ‘A Perfect Fit’ 16 April 2015
New York (UN News Centre) – Tennis legend and gender equality activist Billie Jean King has had a stellar career in sports, identifying the boundaries that divide people and tearing them down. She was the first woman athlete to win over $100,000 in prize money in 1971 and, 10 years later, the first professional athlete to be “outed” as gay. She remains a steadfast supporter of issues at the heart of the United Nations – fair play, tolerance and building “a w...