UN Special Adviser on Sport Development and Peace receives reappointment from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 11 April 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.