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UN70 Celebrated through Sport

12 October 2015
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New York, USA (UNIC) – This year, October 24 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. Around the world, UN staff are preparing to celebrate the occasion by organizing and participating in sports events. 

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee presents final report on sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights

24 September 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee submitted its Final report on the possibilities of using sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all and to strengthen universal respect for them. 

Visit to Cape Town opens Special Adviser’s mission to Africa

22 September 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, has embarked on a visit to Africa as he continues to promote development of the continent as one of the five priority areas of his mandate. 

Fourth year of Youth Leadership Programme concludes with a camp in Stockholm

18 September 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – It was time for farewells today at Bosön sports center in Stockholm, Sweden, as participants of the 18th edition of UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) headed back to their homes after two weeks of learning sessions and hands-on training. 

UNOSDP Signs Inter Campus as New Partner

2 September 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) Inter Campus, a social initiative founded by professional Italian football club F.C. Internazionale Milano, joins the partnership network of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, becoming the first football-based sport for development project to establish a formal collaboration with the UNOSDP. 

UNOSDP Launches New Partnership to Nurture Future Sports Leaders

6 August 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace continues to deliver on one of its key priorities as it seals a new cooperation agreement aimed to foster youth development through sport. 

Sport as Globalization and Development Catalyst in Focus at Doha GOALS 2015

27 July 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – What opportunities can sport open for emerging economies and how does it help create more inclusive societies? These are two of the questions addressed today by the “Sport and Globalization” panel at the Doha GOALS Forum, featuring the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke. 

Special Adviser Meets Young Reporters to Discuss Media’s Role in Development Thought Sport

3 July 2015
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Gwangju, Republic of Korea (UNOSDP) – As part of his visit to Gwangju, where the 2015 Summer Universiade opens today, the United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke met twelve aspiring sports journalists participating in the “U-Media” Young Reporters’ Programme. 

Wilfried Lemke to Attend the Gwangju Universiade

1 July 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – With just two days left until the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Summer Universiade, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke departs to Gwangju, Republic of Korea, to attend the event and discuss further cooperation of his office with the Korean partners.

Youth Leadership Programme Alumni Lead Post-Disaster Relief Initiatives in Nepal

22 June 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Since the devastating earthquake hit Nepal in April this year, Lokendra Acharya and Prateek Syangdem have been on the frontline of the country’s recovery efforts. 

The two Nepalese youth, who in different years participated in the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), share with us how the knowledge acquired during the programme is helping them maximize the post-disaster relief activities they are involved in.


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