Paralympic Wall unveiled at Sochi 2014 6 March 2014
IPC (Sochi) - IPC President Sir Philip Craven and UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, commemorated the UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
UN Secretary General meets IPC President 8 February 2014
Sochi (IPC) - Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (7 February), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven.
Sports sets a guiding light for international relations to follow, Ban tells Winter Olympics 7 February 2014
Sochi (UN News Centre) – The Olympic spirit of fair play, mutual respect and friendly competition “melts away barriers” and sets an example for international relations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told tens of thousands of spectators and tens of millions of others watching on television around the world at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, today.
Ahead of Sochi Olympic Games, Ban praises power of sport to unite all people 6 February 2014
Sochi (UN News Centre) – In Sochi, Russia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the power of sport to promote human rights and unite people regardless of their age, race, class, religious, ability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity in a first of its kind address to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Global stars unite at UN for Sports for Development Summit 5 February 2014
New Yok (UNAIDS) - Global sports stars joined diplomats and international officials at the United Nations in New York to highlight how sport can empower youth and advance global health and development.
UN chief to travel to Russia this week for opening of Sochi Winter Olympics 3 February 2014
New York (UN News Centre) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Russia later this week to take part in the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, his spokesperson announced today.