Save your place now and sign up for the second edition of the International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development, which will be taking place at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva from 10 to 11 May 2011.
Register here until 15 April 2011 using the following Access Key: MTYlaW5jb25udSUxNg
High-level speakers will include IOC President Jacques Rogge; Mario Pescante, IOC Vice-President of Chairman of the IOC International Relations Commission; Wilfried Lemke, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace; the Hon. Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Olympics in the United Kingdom ; HE Mrs Frances Rodrigues, Ambassador of the Mozambique Mission to the UN; Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Assistant-Director General of Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health; and HE Mr Fred Tanner, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Topics on the agenda
Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace, the event will combine discussions on policy development with the sharing of best practices. It will assess the successes and challenges of using sport as a tool for human development and peace promotion and pave the way for future action in this field. A strong focus will be placed on how sport is contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - goals that have been identified by the UN as some of the world’s most pressing issues and require the support of everyone.
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