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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.
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.
IMAGE © BAKU 2015
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke is pleased to announce his acceptance of the invitation extended to him to visit the first ever edition of the European Games, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 to 28 June 2015.
Wilfried Lemke poses for a photograph with the participants of the YLC in Berlin following his lecture at the camp © UNOSDP/Esteve Franquesa
Berlin, Germany (UNOSDP) – The 15th Youth Leadership Camp which is currently underway at Kienbaum Sports Centre opened another day of training yesterday with a lecture by the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.
Marcus Höfl of CBM (L) and Wilfried Lemke (R) pose after signing the Letter of Intent © UNOSDP
New York (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace enjoys the broadening support for its youth development efforts.
A new cooperation partnership which will take these efforts even further was established today as the UNOSDP signed a letter of intent with Camp Beckenbauer Management GmbH (CBM).
Billie Jean King, former world No.1 tennis player and advocate for gender equality. Photo: Video capture
New York (UN News Centre) – Tennis legend and gender equality activist Billie Jean King has had a stellar career in sports, identifying the boundaries that divide people and tearing them down. She was the first woman athlete to win over $100,000 in prize money in 1971 and, 10 years later, the first professional athlete to be “outed” as gay. She remains a steadfast supporter of issues at the heart of the United Nations – fair play, tolerance and building “a world where we are all united; no borders.”
A view of the Economic and Social Council Chamber, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (shown on screen) speaks at a special event marking the 2nd IDSDP © UN Photo/Mark Garten
New York (UN News Centre) – Hailing the immense power of sport to make the world a better, more tolerant place for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all sportsmen and women to throw their energy into advocating the new sustainable development agenda currently being crafted by United Nations Member States.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a special event on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Sport for Development and Peace © UN Photo/Mark Garten
Thank you for joining us to celebrate the Second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Day 1 at the 2015 Berlin Youth Leadership Camp © UNOSDP//Esteve Franquesa
Berlin, Germany (UNOSDP) – The UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) continues its journey around the world. Today, its new edition welcomed 29 participants representing 16 countries of Africa, Asia and Europe at the Kienbaum Sports Centre near Berlin.
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon © UN-Photo//Eskinder-Debebe
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change.
Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide.