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Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change. Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide. Sport nurtures society by creating a culture in which fundamental values such as equality, the acceptance of rules, mutual respect and fairness are appreciated. Continue reading

Call for Submissions for the 2015 IDSDP Video Contest

IDSDP Video Contest Announcement © Nutmeg PhotographyIn celebration of the 2nd International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is organizing a Video Contest aimed at showcasing the works of organizations around the world that are committed to uplifting their communities through sport. Continue reading

Team UNICEF

Team UNICEF is a campaign built upon an understanding that play has the power to transform and improve the lives of children.

The Campaign harnesses the power of sport and Sport for Development (S4D) initiatives to promote social inclusion for children, benefiting the lives of the most excluded children around the world.  Continue reading

Sport Matters in Achieving Development and Peace

On the 4th of April, under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge UNIC Canberra joined Australian-based NGO Sports Matters to celebrate the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Continue reading

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity to recognize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The 6th of April 2014 marked the inaugural observance that underlines that sports can foster peace and can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding.  Continue reading

Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games

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.  Continue reading

Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace visits Australia-Pacific Region

Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Under Secretary-General, Mr. Wilfried Lemke speaks to students at the  National Rugby Federation Learning Centre, Sydney

Social inclusion, health education and sport aid programs have been at the centre of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Under Secretary-General, Mr. Wilfried Lemke’s visit to the Australia-Pacific region. Continue reading