Fun with a ball becomes new mother to Syria's traumatised child refugees: Football is helping children at Zaatari camp overcome the horrors of conflict, writes Jonathan Wilson 5 December 2013
Publisher: The Guardian Author: Jonathan Wilson in Zaatari Story date: 03/12/2013 Bassam used to be a striker for Izra, an amateur team in Daraa, southern Syria. He is 31, but his slight stoop and the lines around his eyes give him the look of a much older man. In early April, rebels seized a government air base on the outskirts of Daraa, the army counterattacked and the area has been the scene of fierce fighting ever since.
Fiji and Australia welcome UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace 2 December 2013
Canberra (UNIC & UNOSDP) – Social inclusion, health education and sport aid programmes have been at the centre of the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace’s visit to the Oceania region.
Tokyo Youth Leadership Camp only 50 days away 30 November 2013
Today marks 50 days to go until the start of the 8th Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) and the first time to be held in Tokyo, Japan. Over the past two years this flagship sport initiative of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) has gone from strength to strength, with interest coming from all over the world to host the Programme.
UN Special Adviser highlights the value of SDP in Singapore 23 November 2013
As part of his Oceania tour, the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke made his first stop in Singapore – a country looking to make a significant contribution to the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) community.
Cycling helps promote reconciliation in Rwanda 14 November 2013
"Rising from Ashes" a documentary film about the Rwandan cycling team was screened at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Pacific Youth & Sport Conference 2 December 2013 - 7 December 2013
The Oceania Football Confederation, Government of New Caledonia and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is convening a 5-day event (2-7 December 2013) in New Caledonia, to give 1000 Young people (16 - 25 Y) from 25 Pacific countries and those working for and with young people, the opportunity to exchange experiences, debate and discuss cooperative projects. http://www.sportanddev.org/newsnviews/events/?4776/1/Pacific-Youth-and-Sport-Conference-PYSC)
Doha Goals 2013 9 December 2013 - 11 December 2013
Doha GOALS is the world’s premier platform for world leaders to create initiatives for global progress through sport.Each year, global leaders will gather in Doha with top stakeholders – CEOs, government officials, athletes, NGOs, federation heads, urban developers, coaches, managers, and medical experts – to create partnerships and initiatives to tackle the most pressing social issues through plenary sessions, debates, and focused taskforces that enable constructive brainst...
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games 7 February 2014 - 28 February 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. Ninety-eight events in fifteen winter sports will be held. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC).
6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport 12 June 2014 - 15 June 2014
An IWG World Conference on Women and Sport is held every four years. The first World Conference on Women and Sport was held in Brighton in 1994, and the next world conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland in 2014. For information on the last IWG World Conference in Sydney in 2010 click here.