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  • Wilfried Lemke receives Pathfinder Award
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    Wilfried Lemke receives Pathfinder Award

    On the 7th August, at “The Olympic Truce and Its Modern Messengers” Awards Ceremony in Rio, Mr. Wilfried Lemke was honoured with the “Pathfinder Award” from the Truce Foundation of the USA.

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  • Young leaders address the United Nations at the event “Celebrating the Olympic Spirit”
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    Young leaders address the United Nations at the event “Celebrating the Olympic Spirit”

    The Olympic flame, which was lit in Greece last week, was brought to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) before it heads to Brazil for the torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony in Rio. During the special “Celebrating the Olympic Spirit” ceremony, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded to the United Nations the Olympic Cup.

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  • Mr. Lemke joins the Macau Special Olympics Golf Masters, addressing social inclusion and education through sport
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    Mr. Lemke joins the Macau Special Olympics Golf Masters, addressing social inclusion and education through sport

    The 5th edition of the Special Olympics Golf Masters was held from the 24th to the 30th of April in Macau, with a conference on the “inclusion of mentally challenged in Asia’s modern society” featuring the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, as the keynote speaker.

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  • Wilfried Lemke inaugurates “Table Tennis for NepALL” project
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    Wilfried Lemke inaugurates “Table Tennis for NepALL” project

    In the beginning of April, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Lemke, attended the inauguration ceremony of the “Table Tennis for NepALL” project.

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  • UN Special Adviser Wilfried Lemke receives DFB and Mercedes-Benz Integration  Award
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    UN Special Adviser Wilfried Lemke receives DFB and Mercedes-Benz Integration Award

    The Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, has received the prestigious DFB and Mercedes-Benz Integration Award.

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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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