Call to Action from UN Special Advisor

05/11/2011 08:30


On the occasion of his re-appointment as UN Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, and the 10th anniversary of the mandate’s establishment, Wilfried Lemke has made an encouraging call to action, aimed at Keeping the Momentum Going.


Lemke states that “Sport for Development and Peace has grown into a strong movement” and when looking back, significant progress has been made. But looking ahead, he insists on the work that remains to be done. Therefore, he calls “upon UN Member States, UN entities, sports organisations, international and civil society organisations, the academia, the private sector and the media to work in close partnership and to make every possible use of the innovative tools that sport places at our disposal in the pursuit of development cooperation, humanitarian aid and peace-building efforts.”


For more details and to read Lemke’s full call to action, please click here