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22 May 2013
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak at 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-Ki moon and IOC President Jacques Rogge will be keynote speakers at the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development, which will take place from 5 to 6 June 2013 at the UN headquarters in New York, USA. The final programme with speakers for the event, which will take place under the motto “Creating a Common Vision”, is now available.

The presentations and discussions will focus on the following five themes:

  • Integrating and Mainstreaming Sport in Development and Peace - Moving from Communication to Organisational Objectives
  • The Culture of Peace through Sport - Concrete Actions and Challenges
  • Sport and Social Integration
  • Sport and Social Development Legacies
  • Capitalising on Partnerships and Networking

Other confirmed high-profile speakers include Hugh Robertson, Minister of Sport and Tourism of the UK and Northern Ireland;  Aldo Rebelo, Minister for Sport of Brazil; Mario Pescante, IOC member and Chairman of the IOC International Relations Commission; Sir Philip Craven, IOC member and President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Wilfried Lemke, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace.

Background information

Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), with the support of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the biennial event aims to assess the successes and challenges of using sport as a tool for human development and peace promotion and looks at how to pave the way for future concerted action in these fields.

The event will also be live streamed on the UN website

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Click here to read the full report and the resolution of the last Forum, held in Geneva in 2011

Learn more about the IOC’s activities in the field of Development through Sport
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