Harnessing the Power of Sport to Address Gender-Based Violence discussed at the United Nations in Geneva 30 June 2014
Geneva (UNOSDP) - In Geneva, the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group raised the topic, ‘Harnessing the Power of Sport to Address Gender-Based Violence’. Leading experts from around the world gathered to discuss and lead the movement to ensure participants safe participation in sport and in society.
UN agencies kick off campaigns as football World Cup opens in Brazil 12 June 2014
12 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in São Paulo, Brazil, today to attend the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as United Nations agencies carry out a number of projects and activities related to one of the greatest sporting events on the planet.
Ahead of World Cup, UN hails power of sport to bring communities, peoples together 9 June 2014
9 June 2014 – Just days away from the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the “best values of sport” – teamwork, fair play and mutual respect – as the United Nations today joined the international fervour that accompanies the games, even getting its normally staid diplomats out of suits and ties and into their national team uniforms.
UNOSDP support the "FINA Swimming for All, Swimming for Life” Programme 21 May 2014
FINA organised on May 16, 2014 in Lausanne (SUI) a meeting with representatives of the IOC, United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO), UNESCO-CIGEPS, Peace and Sport, and members of the “FINA Swimming for All, Swimming for Life” Commission.
UN Special Adviser attends sport complex inauguration in Bethlehem 8 May 2014
UNOSDP (Geneva) – On 2 May, UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke attended the Inauguration Ceremony of the Cultural Heritage and Community Development building in Bethlehem. Partially supported through funds facilitated by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, these premises will play a crucial role in the education of youth in the area.