Cross Thematic Meeting on “Protection in Sport” of the SDP IWG (working title)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
The Secretariat of the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (SDP IWG), which is hosted by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), is organizing a cross thematic meeting on 'Protection in Sport' (working title) of the two Thematic Working Groups on 'Sport and Gender' and 'Sport and Child & Youth Development'.
The meeting is organized in close cooperation with the two Chairs of these groups, the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) and UK Sport.
It will take place on 1 October 2012 at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.
The focus of the meeting is to discuss, exchange experiences and best practices as well as develop ideas further on how to protect and safeguard particularly children and youth in sport with a special focus on girls and young women.
The meeting is organized on a work level which enables interaction and discussion amongst participants. We welcome experts from UN Member States and UN agencies, sport federations, civil society, the academia etc. to participate.