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17 July 2014
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Secretary-General Visits Sports for Hope Centre, Port-au-Prince

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
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UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke is talking with coach Aderlucia Silva about her experience within the sport camp

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
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UN Special Adviser, Mr Wilfried Lemke with panellists.

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 Special Adviser strengthens relationship with FIBA

19 June 2014
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Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member with Wilfriend Lemke, Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Ambassador for Peace and Sport

Geneva (UNOSDP) - Mr Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,  Last week visited the International Basketball Federation, Geneva, Switzerland to re-establish their partnership in order to use sport to promote peace and development.

UN agencies kick off campaigns as football World Cup opens in Brazil

12 June 2014
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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
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota at event marking the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

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
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Participants swimming at the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme, Macolin, Switzerland 2013.

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
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UN Special Adviser at the Burj Al Luqlqu Youth and Community Center.

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.

UN, Olympic Committee sign formal agreement on role of sport in development, peace

29 April 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympics Committee (IOC). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

28 April 2014 – With Norwegian professional biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Boston Marathon male winner Meb Keflezighi watching on, UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke was in New York to support the new and exciting agreement between the United Nations and the International Olympic Committtee. 

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

11 April 2014
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UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke

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.

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