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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.

100 Days Until the Tohoku Youth Leadership Camp

22 November 2014
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The Special Adviser, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, with participants at the 8th Youth Leadership Camp in Tokyo, Japan, in January 2014 Photo: ©UNOSDP

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Today is 100 days until the start of the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) in Tohoku, Japan.  After a successful camp last year in Tokyo during the 8th Youth Leadership Camp, the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology is aiming to continue its investment in the promotion of sport as a tool for development and peace, especially leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sport and the United Nations - The Special Adviser Visits Cape Town

11 November 2014
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The Special Adviser, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, with "Sport for Development and Peace" Post Graduate Diploma Students at University of the Western Cape, South Africa Photo: ©UWC Staff

Cape Town, South Africa (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, was in Cape Town, South Africa this week. During the two-day visit, Mr. Lemke was speaking and engaging with students, athletes, academics, and the community at the University of the Western Cape to discuss the importance of sport as a peacebuilding and development tool, specifically in South Africa.

Sport in the National and International Policy Agenda - Doha GOALS Conference

6 November 2014
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Mr. Wilfried Lemke speaking at the 2014 Doha GOALS Forum during the debate: The Meaning of Sport. On his right is Deng Yaping, 18-time World Table Tennis Champion from China. Photo: ©Doha GOALS

Doha, Qatar (UNOSDP) - As part of his mandate to encourage the use of sport as a means to promote development and peace, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, attended the Doha GOALS Forum last week in Doha, Qatar.

The United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Sport for Development and Peace

31 October 2014
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The UN General Assembly Plenary Meeting on 20 October 2014 discussing Sport for Development and Peace. ©UN Photo-Rick Bajornas

New York (UNOSDP) - Today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the latest resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace". The Resolution reaffirms the power of sport to bring about social change and encourages the use of sport as a vehicle to foster development, strengthen education, prevent disease, empower girls and women, promote the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities, and support conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

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