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The 6th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) will take place in Stockholm at the Bosön Sports Academy. Taking part in the event will be 30 young men and women from across the globe. The YLP will be organized by the United Nations office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP),Right To Play and the Johan Cryff Institute for Sports Studies and many other partners.


The Youth Leadership Programme recognizes the potential that youth have to invoke change in their community especially in the field of SDP.  By helping youth develop their leadership skills in SDP this program not only contributes to the personal development of youth, it contributes to community development. By providing opportunities for youth to develop and exercise their leadership skills, the Camp can strengthen a community’s capacity to build on its strengths and respond to pressing community needs.

Outcomes and Objectives

Utilizing the power of sport and play the Camp will help youth gain practical leadership skills to inspire and invoke change.  Youth will create this change by:

  •   enhancing the quality of SDP programs in their organization
  •  increasing the number of organizations in the community that are aware of how sport and play can contribute to development and peace
  •  increasing the number of people in the community that are participating in SDP

  • To help youth promote this change, the Camp will encourage youth to:
  • reflect on their own perspective and approaches to development
  • explore different strategies of using sport as a tool to inspire change in a variety of development areas, including most notably the MDGs
  • identify and problem-solve barriers to implementing SDP programs in their communities
  • share strategies, approaches and best practices in sport for development and peace
  • learn  to advocate for sport for development and peace
  • create standards to guide the development and implementation SDP programs


Using participatory facilitation techniques the program will favor an experiential approach to learning. This methodology gives youth a chance to reflect on the lesson at hand, to connect their learning to real-life situations, and to apply their knowledge to their communities. Youth will not only be active participants in their own development but they will also support the growth and development of youth from other countries. Through numerous partner organization presentations, leadership tasks, play-based activities and group discussions, youth will learn to maximize the transformative power of sport and play.


The Johan Cruyff Institute (JCI) provides education in Sport Management & Marketing and develops projects within the sports industry.

 JCI was created by athletes, is fully sports-oriented, and aims to become a reference in Sports Management within the sports world. We build bridges between education and businesses through talent and knowledge development.

The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), based in Geneva and supported by a Liaison Office in New York, provides the entry point to the United Nations system with regard to Sport for Development and Peace, bringing the worlds of sport and development closer together. The Office assists the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace in his worldwide activities as an advocate, facilitator and representative of sports’ social impact in a development context.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries around the world build essential life skills and better futures, while driving a lasting social change.

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  Djurgårdens IF was founded 12 March 1891 at a café in Alberget 4A on Djurgården. The first real football field in Stockholm was created in 1896 and Djurgårdens IF's football department was formed in 1899, with the help of former GAIS-player Teodor Andersson.

Futebol dá força was founded in 2012 by Cecilia Andrén Nystrom, at the time 20 years old. Cecilia is convinced that football can change the world – and went to the fourth poorest country in the world, Mozambique, simply to try if the idea could be put into practice. She started Futebol dá força, which means  'football gives strength' in Portuguese. The project aims at strengthening girls' self-confidence and to provide knowledge that will enable girls to change their future into one they want themselves. The sport becomes a neutral meeting place where the girls get knowledge - and power.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level.

The International Judo Federation is the international governing body for Judo.
Logo Agitos The Agitos Foundation is the leading global organization developing sport activities for people with a disability as a tool for changing lives and contributing to an inclusive society for all. Its vision is to lead the Paralympic Movement’s aspiration of driving change towards an inclusive society.
The role of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) includes overseeing rules and regulations and seeking technological improvement for the sport of table tennis. The ITTF is responsible for the organization of numerous international competitions, including the World Table Tennis Championships that has continued since 1926.
  361 Degrees International is a sportswear brand company based in China, carrying various social responsibility activities.

Fryshuset is often referred to as the largest youth center in the world – but it is actually much more than that. Above all it is a vision based on the conviction that encouragement, confidence, responsibility and understanding are necessary in order to enable young people to develop their innate abilities and find their way into society.
Play & Train is a non-profit association involved in sport, education and development from the grass roots to the elite level for people with a disability and their families.
  Sweden’s capital city (Stockholm) spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.

Boxgirls International is a social profit organization that supports women and girls using boxing programmes as a catalyst for social change in their cities. Boxgirls International works with our partner projects in the field to deliver coaching through club and school programmes, as well as outreach activities to business, government and media decision makers to improve women's sport and social participation in general.

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Bosön - Swedish National Sports Complex - is the meeting place for sport leaders, national and international athletes, national teams and clubs as well as for people from other organisations and companies.

The complex, which is owned by the Swedish Sports Confederation, is beautifully situated at the seaside north of Stockholm and has three pro-grammes:

Bosön Sports Centre supports the development of Swedish athletes in a close relationship with the specialised sports federations and the Swedish Olympic Committee. The Sports Centre offers a complex programme for teams and individuals involving psychology, physiology, movement analysis and medicine.

Bosön Education Centre offers those interested in sport unique opportunities for combining sports with studies in a stimulating environment with superb residential facitilies. There are 180 students, half of whom are among the country’s top athletes, studying at Bosön’s Sport College.

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 Participants Reports from their time at the Swedish YLP

Gladys Tsoanyane

Jairos Israel Kaoma

Jonathaa'n Barclaey


Tapiwa Manhango


Margret Nabwami




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