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  • Sport and the UN – The Special Adviser Visits Cape Town
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    Sport and the UN – The Special Adviser Visits Cape Town

     

    The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, was in Cape Town, South Africa this week. During the two-day visit, Mr. Lemke was speaking and engaging with students, athletes, academics, and the community at the University of the Western Cape to discuss the importance of sport as a peacebuilding and development tool.

     

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  • Advocating for Including Sport in Policy Agenda at Doha GOALS Forum
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    Advocating for Including Sport in Policy Agenda at Doha GOALS Forum

     

    As part of his mandate to encourage the use of sport as a means to promote development and peace, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, recently attended the Doha GOALS Forum in Doha, Qatar.

     

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  • The United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Sport for Development and Peace
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    The United Nations General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Sport for Development and Peace

     

    On October 31, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the latest resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace". The Resolution reaffirms the power of sport to bring about social change and encourages the use of sport as a vehicle to foster development.

     

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  • The Special Adviser Visits São Paulo to Speak at the “Goals for Life” Forum
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    The Special Adviser Visits São Paulo to Speak at the “Goals for Life” Forum

     

    The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, attended the 1st International Forum “Goals for Life” in São Paulo, Brazil, this past week. During the quick trip, he spent the day talking with participants and was invited to give a keynote speech about using sport as a vehicle to promote education, individual and societal and well-being, as well as fight against discrimination.

     

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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.

 

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Yours truly,


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