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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. 

UNESCO Photo Contest: Capture the Power of Sport's Values

25 November 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a photography competition to showcase the power of sport and its values: fairness, equity, respect and inclusion. 

Revised UNESCO Charter Places Sport as a Catalyst for Development and Peace

19 November 2015
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Statement of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke on the adoption by UNESCO of the revised International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

Special Adviser Visits Israel and Palestine

13 November 2015

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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – This week Wilfried Lemke traveled to Israel and the State of Palestine on a mission to promote sport as a catalyst for peace-building and reconciliation.

UN General Assembly Approves Olympic Truce for Rio 2016

26 October 2015
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New York, USA (UN News Centre, UNOSDP) – Recognizing the potential of sport as a valuable tool in the achievement of peace and development, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution reaffirming the efficiency of sport in promoting dialogue and reconciliation in areas of conflict.

UNOSDP and Badminton World Federation Strengthen Partnership Ties

23 October 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) established a Letter of Intent today, setting a stage for further cooperation towards youth development through grassroots sport. 

Special Adviser Attends National Paralympic Day in Tehran

16 October 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – Reaffirming his commitment to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities, the Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke has travelled to Iran this week to meet with the country’s decision makers in the field of sport and attend the 8th edition of the National Paralympic Day. 

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. 

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