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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The 8th edition of the Peace and Sport International Forum opened today in Monaco with a panel discussion on refugee crisis featuring the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke as the keynote speaker.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a photography competition to showcase the power of sport and its values: fairness, equity, respect and inclusion.
Statement of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke on the adoption by UNESCO of the revised International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport:
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – This week Wilfried Lemke traveled to Israel and the State of Palestine on a mission to promote sport as a catalyst for peace-building and reconciliation.
IOC President Thomas Bach (L) meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon (R) © IOC/Ian Jones
New York, USA (UN News Centre, UNOSDP) – Recognizing the potential of sport as a valuable tool in the achievement of peace and development, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution reaffirming the efficiency of sport in promoting dialogue and reconciliation in areas of conflict.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) established a Letter of Intent today, setting a stage for further cooperation towards youth development through grassroots sport.
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Reaffirming his commitment to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities, the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke has travelled to Iran this week to meet with the country’s decision makers in the field of sport and attend the 8th edition of the National Paralympic Day.
New York, USA (UNIC) – This year, October 24 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. Around the world, UN staff are preparing to celebrate the occasion by organizing and participating in sports events.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee submitted its Final report on the possibilities of using sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all and to strengthen universal respect for them.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, has embarked on a visit to Africa as he continues to promote development of the continent as one of the five priority areas of his mandate.