Around the world, many highly motivated youth work tirelessly to support their communities through Sport-for-Development-and-Peace (SDP) projects. Most of these youth have only very basic education levels, limited resources with which to carry out their projects and do not have a proper forum where they can learn best practices or develop their leadership skills.
Thus, the idea of a “Youth Leadership Programme” was conceived in order to support such youth by giving them access to theoretical and practical training needed to improve both their projects and their own professional progress, and by supporting them once they go back to their communities.
The pilot UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme took place at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, from 9 to 19 January 2012. The second camp took place in Hennef, Germany, from 18 to 28 June 2012 and the third edition in Macolin, Switzerland, from 25 September to 5 October 2012.
The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), based in Geneva and supported by a Liaison Office in New York, provides the entry point to the United Nations system with regard to Sport for Development and Peace, bringing the worlds of sport and development closer together. The Office assists the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace in his worldwide activities as an advocate, facilitator and representative of sports’ social impact in a development context.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Right To Play is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organization using the transformative power of sport and play to build essential skills in children and thereby drive social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease.
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