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The 11th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme is Underway in Stockholm

7 August 2014
The Special Adviser, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, with participants at the 11th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp in Sweden.

Stockholm, Sweden (UNOSDP) - This week marks the start of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace's (UNOSDP) 11th Youth Leadership Programme (YLP). The YLP is being held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 3 - 14 August 2014 and includes 30 participants from a variety of different countries. Participants originate from Armenia, Cameroon, Congolese in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  

This is the second consecutive year Stockholm has hosted a YLP. This year's Sweden YLP is organized by the UNOSDP, Right to Play, and the Johan Cryuff Institute for Sports Studies Sweden. Similar to last year, the event is taking place at the Bosön Sports Academy in Stockholm. The camp includes leading organisations from around the world, including BoxGirls International, the International Paralympic Committee, Liverpool FC Foundation, PeacePlayers International, the International Table Tennis Federation, Futebol dá força, Play & Train, Agitos Foundation, and 361 Degrees International.

The goal of the camp is to bring together outstanding youth who are involved with organizations that use sport for development and peace for two weeks to build friendships, share best practices, and develop leadership skills which they can use to inspire and invoke change.  

 "I'm looking forward to getting more knowledge about how to work with disabled athletes in Kenya and to make sure they are not vulnerable in communities." explained Geoffrey Kipchumba, a participant from Kenya who works for The Kenya Community Sports Foundation.  

The Sweden YLP will last until Thursday, 14 August 2014. Check back or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@UNOSDP) for updates on how the camp is going.





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