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SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE THE UN SYSTEM IN ACTION

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), through its Focal Point on Youth of the Division for Social Policy and Development, integrates sport to promote healthy, active lifestyles for youth. Until the end of 2010, DESA was also host of the Division for the Advancement of Women (now merged into UN Women) and, as such, has contributed to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment through sport.

Division for the Advancement of Women, DESA (2007), Women 2000 and Beyond: Women, gender equality and sport, December, New York, USA.

Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA (2007), World Youth Report, New York, USA.

Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA (2005), World Youth Report, New York, USA.

Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA (2003), World Youth Report, New York, USA.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesArticle 30(5).

Ms. Nicola Shepherd
Focal Point on Youth
Division for Social Policy and Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
S-2901
Tel: 917-367-9282
Fax: 917-367-5102
Email: shepherdn(at)un.org

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