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22 December 2016

The Walk for Peace Foundation will partner with UNOSDP in order to host a Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) Camp, the flagship educational initiative of the UNOSDP designed for young people working in grassroots sports projects in developing countries, with the goal of organizing a Camp annually in the People’s Republic of China together with local and international partners.

22 December 2016

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) – On 16 December, a Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed by the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, and International Wheelchair Basketball Federation President, Mr. Ulf Mehrens.

16 December 2016
Peter Thomson (left), President of the seventy-first Session of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s meeting on sport for development and peace. UN Photos/Manuel Elias

UNOSDP (New York) - Recognizing the potential of sport as a valuable tool in the promotion of education, health, development and peace, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution by consensus, reaffirming sport’s use to bring about positive social change, build a peaceful and better world.

16 December 2016
H.E. Mr. Heiko Thoms, Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Mr. Wilfried Lemke. Photo: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations

New York and Geneva (UNOSDP)  — On 6 December, H.E. Mr. Heiko Thoms, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, hosted a reception in New York to bid farewell to the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace. Wilfried Lemke was joined by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mark the end of his 8-year term as the top UN official on sport.

The Special Adviser took the opportunity to thank the Secretary-General for having trusted him to carry out this work for the last years.

15 December 2016

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) — On December 14, a Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed at the Palais des Nations in Geneva by the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke and the CEO and co-founder of Football for Peace (FFP), Mr. Kashif Siddiqi and Mr. Jayray Jadeja.

15 December 2016

The Norway Cup will host a Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) Camp, the flagship educational initiative of the UNOSDP designed for young people working in grassroots sports projects in developing countries, from 26 July to 6 August in Oslo focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals.

A corresponding Letter of Intent was signed today between the UNOSDP and the Bækkelagets Sportsklub/Norway Cup (BSKNC), supporting achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations’ goals and objectives in the areas of peace, development and human rights, education and health.

13 December 2016

A corresponding Letter of Intent was signed on 13 December between the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and the Football Association (FA), which has been investing into developing, supporting and empowering a network of diverse young people, to lead and serve the needs of the modern game in the long-term.

21 October 2016

 

Geneva, Switzerland (UNOSDP) - The World Forum on Sport and Culture was held from 19 to 22 October in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, including a conference on “Sport for Tomorrow” featuring the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, as a keynote speaker.

14 October 2016

Today, the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, concluded a 5-day mission to Israel and Palestine which was aimed at promoting the use of sport as a tool to advance education, social inclusion, mutual understanding and peace.

12 August 2016
UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, celebrated and spoke at the 2016 International Youth Day named “Road to Rio 2030”, held at the Fiocruz campus in the north of Rio de Janeiro city on Monday, 15th of August.