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SPORT SERVING DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE Achieving the goals of the United Nations through sport SPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT : A WINNING TEAM 30 – 31 July 2005 Michael Kleiner Head of the United Nations Office for the International Year of Sport and Physical Education (IYSPE 2005) Adolf Ogi

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sport serving development and peace

SPORTSERVING DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

Achieving the goals of the United Nationsthrough sport

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SPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT :

A WINNING TEAM

30 – 31 July 2005

Michael Kleiner

Head of the United Nations Office for the International Year of Sport and Physical Education (IYSPE 2005)

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Adolf Ogi

Special Adviser to the Secretary-Generalon Sport for Development and PeeaceFormer President of Switzerland

Head of the Swiss skiing TeamOlympic Games Sapporo 1972

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Millennium Development Goals

1. Halve extreme poverty

2. Universal primary education

3. Genderequality

4. Reduce child mortality

5. Improve maternal health

6. Combat HIV/AIDS

7. Sustainable environment

8. Global partnership for development

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Sport teaches life skills

  • Learn to managevictory
  • Learn to overcomedefeat
  • Learn to become a team player
  • Learn to respect the rules and your opponent
  • Learn that results come from regular training
  • Learn to know yourself and your limits
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The missing link to civil society

  • Sport empowers
  • Sport can help promote necessary values
  • Sport knows no borders « Universal language »
  • Sport has enormous economic value
  • Sport can be a cost-effective tool for development
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Presentation of the UN reporton sport for development and peace

UN Headquarters, New York, 17 September 2003

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Sport and the environment

  • Awareness creation
  • Education
  • Active environment protection « Greening the Games » …
  • Recycling of sporting goods
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UN General Assembly

Resolution on Sport

SPORT AS A MEANS TO PROMOTE EDUCATION, HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

(Resolution 58/5, adopted 3 November 2003)

  • Promote physical education in schools
  • Protect young athletes
  • Develop partnership initiatives
  • International Convention on Doping (UNESCO)
  • 2005 = INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SPORT
  • AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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Create awareness about the roleof sport and physical educationfor education, health, developmentand peace

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International conferences

  • SPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Aichi / Nagoya, Japan (30 - 31 July 2005)

  • SPORT AND PEACE Moscow, Russia (2 - 5 October 2005)
  • SPORT AND WOMEN LEADERSHIP

Atlanta, USA (20 - 22 October 2005)

  • SPORT AND EDUCATION

Bangkok, Thailand (30 October - 2 November 2005)

  • SPORT AND DEVELOPMENT II

Magglingen, Switzerland (4 - 6 December 2005)

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Contact

Office of the IYSPE 2005

UN Office at Geneva

C-203

Palais des Nations

CH - 1211 Geneva 10

Tel: +41 22 917 25 40

E-mail: mkleiner@unog.ch

Website: www.un.org/sport2005