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International Organisations and Sport Federations Are Called to Forge Links at Geneva Forum

17 March 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The International Conference Centre of Geneva today became a networking hub for organizations seeking cooperation on sport for development and peace projects

Ban praises ‘mega’ sport events for potential to advance peace and human rights

16 February 2016

16 February 2016 (UN News Centre) – While it is evident that mega sport events such as the Olympics are hugely powerful in inspiring and uniting people across the globe, their influence can extend far beyond sports and provide a platform to promote the values and objectives of the United Nations, including peace and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace speaks at the FINA World Aquatics Gala

1 February 2016
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Budapest, Hungary (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, attended and spoke at the FINA World Aquatics Gala held in Budapest on Sunday, January 31st.

International Organisations and Sport Federations Are Called to Forge Links at Geneva Forum

21 January 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The International Conference Centre of Geneva today became a networking hub for organizations seeking cooperation on sport for development and peace projects.

Wilfried Lemke Receives Extension as UN Special Adviser on Sport

8 January 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, has been reappointed to his role for a further year by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

Note to Correspondents on the awarding of the Olympic Cup to the United Nations

10 December 2015
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New York (Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General) — The Secretary-General was honoured to learn about the decision by the International Olympic Committee to award the Olympic Cup to the United Nations.  He is pleased to receive it on behalf of the Organization.

 

 

"All Equal Cup" Celebrates Tolerance and Diversity Through Universal Game

10 December 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Human rights experts, United Nations officials, European Union diplomats and students of the Geneva Academy were joined by a World Cup winner Christian Karembeu today on a football pitch at the Palais des Nations for a symbolic tournament against racism and discrimination. 

UN Geneva Hosts Discussions on Sport and SDGs

9 December 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The 7th edition of the UN Geneva Seminar Series, dedicated to the role of sport in addressing the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), wraps up today at the Palais des Nations. 

Special Adviser Joins Prince William in Birmingham to Honor Young Football Ambassadors

9 December 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) - On December 7th his Royal Highness Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, was accompanied by Mr Wilfried Lemke, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, and Kashif Siddiqi, Co-Founder of Football for Peace, supporting the “City for Peace” Initiative in Birmingham, run by Football for Peace Global.

Special Adviser Joins Peace Forum in Monaco, Addresses Migrant Crisis

26 November 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The 8th edition of the Peace and Sport International Forum opened today in Monaco with a panel discussion on refugee crisis featuring the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke as the keynote speaker. 

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