Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee submitted its Final report on the possibilities of using sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all and to strengthen universal respect for them.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, has embarked on a visit to Africa as he continues to promote development of the continent as one of the five priority areas of his mandate.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – It was time for farewells today at Bosön sports center in Stockholm, Sweden, as participants of the 18th edition of UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) headed back to their homes after two weeks of learning sessions and hands-on training.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Inter Campus, a social initiative founded by professional Italian football club F.C. Internazionale Milano, joins the partnership network of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, becoming the first football-based sport for development project to establish a formal collaboration with the UNOSDP.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace continues to deliver on one of its key priorities as it seals a new cooperation agreement aimed to foster youth development through sport.
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – What opportunities can sport open for emerging economies and how does it help create more inclusive societies? These are two of the questions addressed today by the “Sport and Globalization” panel at the Doha GOALS Forum, featuring the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke.
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Gwangju, Republic of Korea (UNOSDP) – As part of his visit to Gwangju, where the 2015 Summer Universiade opens today, the United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke met twelve aspiring sports journalists participating in the “U-Media” Young Reporters’ Programme.
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – With just two days left until the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Summer Universiade, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke departs to Gwangju, Republic of Korea, to attend the event and discuss further cooperation of his office with the Korean partners.
Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Since the devastating earthquake hit Nepal in April this year, Lokendra Acharya and Prateek Syangdem have been on the frontline of the country’s recovery efforts.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon practicing yoga at UN Headquarters, New York, for the very first International Yoga Day, on June 21, 2015 © UN Photo/Mark Garten
New York (UN News Centre) – The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN.