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UNOSDP and CAMP BECKENBAUER Join Efforts to Empower Youth

16 April 2015
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Marcus Höfl of CBM (L) and Wilfried Lemke (R) pose after signing the Letter of Intent © UNOSDP

New York (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace enjoys the broadening support for its youth development efforts.

A new cooperation partnership which will take these efforts even further was established today as the UNOSDP signed a letter of intent with Camp Beckenbauer Management GmbH (CBM).

Secretary-General's Remarks at High Level Event Marking the 2nd IDSDP

15 April 2015
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a special event on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Sport for Development and Peace © UN Photo/Mark Garten

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the Second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

I am delighted to welcome the Presidents of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, Dr. Thomas Bach and Sir Philip Craven. They are steadfast partners of the United Nations.
 

15th Youth Leadership Camp Gets Off to a Good Start

13 April 2015
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Day 1 at the 2015 Berlin Youth Leadership Camp © UNOSDP//Esteve Franquesa

Berlin, Germany (UNOSDP) – The UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) continues its journey around the world. Today, its new edition welcomed 29 participants representing 16 countries of Africa, Asia and Europe at the Kienbaum Sports Centre near Berlin.

UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6 April 2015
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The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon © UN-Photo//Eskinder-Debebe

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change.  

Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide.

On International Day, UN Official Underlines Role of Sport in Promoting Development and Peace

6 April 2015
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Girls line up during a basketball drill in Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

New York (UN News Centre) – On the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the head of the office bringing the worlds of sport and development closer together stressed today the important role sport plays in addressing many of the challenges society faces.

Top 10 Entries of 2015 IDSDP Video Contest Announced

2 April 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Video Contest. 

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. 

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