Dream big. Remain hopeful. Be a leader. Be a global citizen. 17 July 2014
Port-au-Prince (UN & IOC) - United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, attended the opening of the “Sport for Hope Centre” in Port-au-Prince, alongside the Republic of Haiti President Michel Martelly. President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach officially opened the facility that will see sport being used to promote development and positive social change.
UN Special Adviser visits sport project in Rio 15 July 2014
Rio (GIZ) - While Rio de Janeiro was busy preparing for the World Cup final on Sunday, the Favela Morro dos Prazeres celebrated its very own finale of the youth sports camp. UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke participated at this final ceremony to learn more about this youth project, which aimed at utilizing the power of sport, football in particular, to educate children and young adults.
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.