The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Wall was unveiled in the costal village on 6 March. © • Lieven Coudenys
IPC (Sochi) - IPC President Sir Philip Craven and UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, commemorated the UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
IPC President Sir Philip Craven meets UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and his wife. © • United Nations
Sochi (IPC) - Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (7 February), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participates in Olympic torch relay ahead of Sochi Games. UN Photo
Sochi (UN News Centre) – The Olympic spirit of fair play, mutual respect and friendly competition “melts away barriers” and sets an example for international relations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told tens of thousands of spectators and tens of millions of others watching on television around the world at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, today.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) and his Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke (right) visit the Olympic Village in Sochi and meet with athletes and officials. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
Sochi (UN News Centre) – In Sochi, Russia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the power of sport to promote human rights and unite people regardless of their age, race, class, religious, ability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity in a first of its kind address to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Global sports stars from the NFL, the NBA, the Olympics, diplomats and international officials met at the United Nations headquarters in New York to highlight the power of sport as a force to empower youth, and advance global health and development.
New Yok (UNAIDS) - Global sports stars joined diplomats and international officials at the United Nations in New York to highlight how sport can empower youth and advance global health and development.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
New York (UN News Centre) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Russia later this week to take part in the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, his spokesperson announced today.
New York (UN News Centre) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the observance of the Olympic Truce, calling on everyone engaged in armed hostilities to lay down their weapons and cease hostilities.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
29 January 2014 – With a little over a week to go before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, General Assembly President John Ashe today urged United Nations Member States to observe the historic tradition of ceasing hostilities ahead of the Games.
(Left to Right) Mr. Takeda, the President of JOC & UN Special Adviser, Mr Wilfried Lemke
UNOSDP (Tokyo) - During his time in Tokyo, the UN Special Adviser met with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Jigoro Kano Memorial International Sport Institute.
Participants in the Right to Play session in Tokyo.
UNOSDP (Tokyo)- Today marks the start of the 8th United Nations Office on Sport for development and peace’s Youth Leadership Camp. This successful sports programme identifies future community leaders and educates them with essential transferable life skills.