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  • Sport for Hope Centre opens in Haiti
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    Sport for Hope Centre opens in Haiti

     

    United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, attended the opening of the "Sport for Hope Centre" in Port-au-Prince, alongside the Republic of Haiti President Michel Martelly. President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach officially opened the facility that will see sport being used to promote development and positive social change.

     

     

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  • UN Special Adviser visits sport project in Rio
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    UN Special Adviser visits sport project in Rio

     

    July 11, 2014. While Rio de Janeiro was busy preparing for the World Cup final on Sunday, the Favela Morro dos Prazeres celebrated its very own finale of the youth sports camp.


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  • Lemke visits Football for Hope Festival in Rio de Janeiro
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    Lemke visits Football for Hope Festival in Rio de Janeiro

     

    From July 7-14, Wilfried Lemke traveled to Brazil, the host country of the Football World Cup 2014. On site Lemke attended the Football for Hope Festival, which is taking place in a favela in Rio de Janeiro and unites 32 delegations from disadvantaged communities all over the world to play Football3, a street football model which focuses on fair play.


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  • Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group addresses gender-based violence
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    Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group addresses gender-based violence

     

    In Geneva, the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group raised the topic, ‘Harnessing the Power of Sport to Address Gender-Based Violence’. Leading experts from around the world gathered to discuss and lead the movement to ensure participants safe participation in sport and in society.


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  • "Ein Bolzplatz für Bouake"
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    "Ein Bolzplatz für Bouake"

     

    Wilfried Lemke's book, Ein Bolzplatz für Bouake, talks about the experiences he has gained travelling the world as the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.

     

    In the book, which was released in March 2010 by the DVA publishing house, he reports on his experiences of the past two years in his function as United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.

     

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Serving as Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace is a tremendous joy and honor. Having a background in professional football, it is a new and rewarding challenge to harness the power of sport for social progress – namely, for accelerating development and peace throughout the world. My engagement in the world of sport and politics for the past 25 years provides me with a wealth of experience from which I can draw ideas to facilitate the realization of the Millennium Development Goals. To be certain, achieving this goal is of the highest priority to the United Nations family.

 

The aim of this website is to provide information on current events, interviews, articles, UN Missions, media-services as well as a rudimentary history of my working life and engagements.

 

Please feel free to leave a message, offer feedback, or share your views in the comment-space provided.

 

Yours truly,


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