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UNOSDP Launches New Partnership to Nurture Future Sports Leaders

6 August 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace continues to deliver on one of its key priorities as it seals a new cooperation agreement aimed to foster youth development through sport. 

Sport as Globalization and Development Catalyst in Focus at Doha GOALS 2015

27 July 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – What opportunities can sport open for emerging economies and how does it help create more inclusive societies? These are two of the questions addressed today by the “Sport and Globalization” panel at the Doha GOALS Forum, featuring the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke. 

Special Adviser Meets Young Reporters to Discuss Media’s Role in Development Thought Sport

3 July 2015
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Gwangju, Republic of Korea (UNOSDP) – As part of his visit to Gwangju, where the 2015 Summer Universiade opens today, the United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke met twelve aspiring sports journalists participating in the “U-Media” Young Reporters’ Programme. 

Wilfried Lemke to Attend the Gwangju Universiade

1 July 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – With just two days left until the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Summer Universiade, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke departs to Gwangju, Republic of Korea, to attend the event and discuss further cooperation of his office with the Korean partners.

Youth Leadership Programme Alumni Lead Post-Disaster Relief Initiatives in Nepal

22 June 2015
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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
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon practicing yoga at UN Headquarters, New York, for the very first International Yoga Day, on June 21, 2015 © UN Photo/Mark Garten

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
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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
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka holds one of the new jerseys as she poses with players of the Valencia Club de Futbol soccer team at a press conference in New York on 26 May 2015. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña

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

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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
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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.

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