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UN Special Adviser on Sport Development and Peace receives reappointment from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

11 April 2014
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UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke

UNOSDP (Geneva) - UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke, has worked tirelessly to promote the use of sport as an effective tool for development, peace building and conflict resolution. Throughout his 2013/2014 term, Mr Lemke lead the way to coordinate the efforts of the United Nations in sport for development, and used this term to reinforce the understanding amongst the UN member states.

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

4 April 2014
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UN Special Adviser at the symbolic run/walk to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

UNOSDP (Geneva) - Last August, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution proclaiming 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The objective of the proclamation is to promote the use of sport and physical activity as a tool for development and peace. The General Assembly invited all States, the United Nations system and all other relevant stakeholders to cooperate, observe and raise awareness of the Day.

Participants arrive in Berlin for 9th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme

22 March 2014
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Participants in team building activity at Berlin YLP ©UNOSDP

UNOSDP (Berlin)- Moving on to the second Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) of 2014 , the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace host their 9th successful event along with co-organisers Right To Play and funding partners the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development at Germany’s largest Olympic training centre.

UN Special Adviser praises Olympic and Paralympic movement during a difficult period

11 March 2014
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IPC President Sir Phillip Craven and UN Special Adviser Mr Wilfried Lemke as Torhbearers for the Paralympics in Sochi. © IPC

UNOSDP (Sochi) – UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke, commends all the good work being acheived in Sochi over the last month.

Paralympic Wall unveiled at Sochi 2014

6 March 2014
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The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Wall was unveiled in the costal village on 6 March. © • Lieven Coudenys

IPC (Sochi) - IPC President Sir Philip Craven and UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, commemorated the UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities.

UN Secretary General meets IPC President

8 February 2014
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IPC President Sir Philip Craven meets UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and his wife. © • United Nations

Sochi (IPC) - Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (7 February), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven.

Sports sets a guiding light for international relations to follow, Ban tells Winter Olympics

7 February 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participates in Olympic torch relay ahead of Sochi Games. UN Photo

Sochi (UN News Centre) – The Olympic spirit of fair play, mutual respect and friendly competition “melts away barriers” and sets an example for international relations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told tens of thousands of spectators and tens of millions of others watching on television around the world at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, today.

Ahead of Sochi Olympic Games, Ban praises power of sport to unite all people

6 February 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) and his Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke (right) visit the Olympic Village in Sochi and meet with athletes and officials. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Sochi (UN News Centre) – In Sochi, Russia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the power of sport to promote human rights and unite people regardless of their age, race, class, religious, ability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity in a first of its kind address to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Global stars unite at UN for Sports for Development Summit

5 February 2014
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Global sports stars from the NFL, the NBA, the Olympics, diplomats and international officials met at the United Nations headquarters in New York to highlight the power of sport as a force to empower youth, and advance global health and development.

New Yok (UNAIDS) - Global sports stars joined diplomats and international officials at the United Nations in New York to highlight how sport can empower youth and advance global health and development.

UN chief to travel to Russia this week for opening of Sochi Winter Olympics

3 February 2014
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UN Photo/Evan Schneider

New York (UN News Centre) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Russia later this week to take part in the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, his spokesperson announced today.

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