The IOC has launched the registration process for the second edition of the International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development, which will take place at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva from 10 to 11 May 2011.
Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Office of the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace, the event will combine discussions on policy development with the sharing of good 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.
The themes of the sessions are as follows:
As reflected by the themes, a strong focus will be given to how sport is contributing to 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.
IOC President Jacques Rogge and Wilfried Lemke, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, will chair the Forum which will include participants from the Olympic family, governments, the UN system, NGOs and the academic world.
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