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SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE THE UN SYSTEM IN ACTION

Structure

Composition:

Plenary:

  • Members (Member State representatives)
  • Observers (UN organizations, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as academic institutions and universities)

Executive Board:

  • Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace (presently Wilfried Lemke, appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on 18 March, 2008)
  • Regional Representatives
  • Working Group Chair Countries
  • Donors

Chair of the Executive Board: Gert Oosthuizen, Deputy-Minister of Sport, South Africa

Secretariat:

  • Hosted by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)

Thematic Working Groups:

  • “Sport and Child & Youth Development” – Chaired by the UK, Vice-Chaired by Ghana
  • “Sport and Gender” – Chaired by Norway 
  • “Sport and Peace” – Co-Chaired by South Africa and Russia
  • “Sport and Persons with Disabilities” - Co-Chaired by Republic of Korea and People's Republic of China
  • Sport and Health” – Vacant

 

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