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YLP Tohoku to Focus on Post-Disaster Recovery through Sport

3 March 2015
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Iwanuma, Japan (UNOSDP) – The 14th edition of the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), and its second camp in 2015, has opened its doors today in the town of Iwanuma. 

Submission Period for 2015 IDSDP Video Contest Extended

27 February 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace is pleased to announce that due to a large number of requests, the submission deadline for the 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Video Contest has been extended. 

Wilfried Lemke Attends Youth Forums in South Korea

11 February 2015
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Wilfried Lemke delivers a presentation at the 2015 Gwangju Youth Leadership Camp ©SeongWanPark//UNOSDP

Gwangju, Republic of Korea (UNOSDP) – The 13th Youth Leadership Camp (YLC), currently underway in Gwangju, welcomed a distinguished guest today. The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke paid a visit to the 2015 Summer Univerisade host city and the camp as part of his mission to South Korea. 

Gwangju Welcomes Participants of 13th Youth Leadership Camp

3 February 2015
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Gwangju, Republic of Korea (UNOSDP) – 30 young people from 15 countries of Asia and Oceania have gathered today in Gwangju, as the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) enters the fourth year of its history. 

Call for Submissions: 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Video Contest

30 January 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is launching a Video Contest to commemorate this year’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April).

Mr.Wilfried Lemke reappointed as UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace

5 January 2015
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UN Special Adviser talks at the EPICS Forum in Gwangju 2014

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke has received an extension for a further year, which will see the UN official explore new and exciting formats in which sport can and is being used to promote positive social changes and development.

The Special Adviser speaks at UN event on Children, Sport and Development

15 December 2014
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Event “Children, Sport and Development – CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015” held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations New York, © UN/UNOSDP

New York (UNOSDP) – Organized by the Italian and Jamaican Permanent Missions to the United Nations and co-sponsored by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, inter alia, the event “Children, Sport and Development – CRC@25: achievements and looking to post-2015” was held today to discuss new measures to safeguard and promote the lives of children in and through sport and explore how sport can be harnessed as a powerful tool to achieve the goals of the post-2015 development agenda, which is currently being devised by UN Member States.

The Special Adviser attends FINA World Aquatics Convention in Doha

5 December 2014
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Mr. Wilfried Lemke delivers his speech at the FINA World Aquatics Convention ©Peter Jacob | Spomedis

Doha, Qatar (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke travelled this week to Doha as a distinguished guest of the third edition of FINA World Aquatics Convention.

The Special Adviser Receives Honorary Award

4 December 2014
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The Special Adviser with Mr. Julius Beucher and Mr. Friedemann Schmidt. Photo: ©German Association of Disabled Sports

Cologne, Germany (UNOSDP) - The German Association of Disabled Sports recently held a ceremony to honour top athletes and award the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2014.  The ceremony, which was held in Cologne, Germany, was attended by top politicians, athletes, partners and sponsors of the GDSA, and members of the media.

The UN Special Adviser on Sport Strongly Denounces Attack at Volleyball Match

24 November 2014
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The Special Adviser to the United Nations' Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke. Photo: ©Keystone

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) - The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, is shocked and saddened by the suicide attack at a volleyball match in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, that has left at least 45 people dead and more wounded.

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